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Merchant's House Museum

29 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003-7003
+1 212-777-1089
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The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only 19th century home preserved intact, with original family furnishings and personal belongings.A unique survivor of Old New York, the House offers a rare and intimate glimpse of how a prosperous merchant family and their Irish servants lived from 1835 to 1865, when New York grew from seaport to thriving metropolis."The distinction of the Merchant's House -- and it is a powerful one -- is that it is the real thing. One simply walks through the beautiful doorway into another time and place in New York."The New York Times
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29 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003-7003
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"self guided tour"
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"original furnishings"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed yesterday

The history of this house speaks volumes as to the upper working class living in Early NYC as to architecture, period furnishings, mores of of the era, clothing styles, living conditions of the home owner as well as that of the servants that live in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is unique enough to find a house in its original condition after almost 200 years, but to have the same 1832 furnishings right down to the paintings and details, is amazing. The self guided tour book is well done with the history of the...More

Thank JKVictor
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When I came to visit the Merchant's House on July 21, I didn't expected it would be so much interesting, moving and exciting experience. It was as if I traveled back in time, it was wonderful!!! The Merchant's House is a real treasure in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1832 house hasn’t changed one bit since it was built and then left vacant by the last daughter — of the last family thad had left it just as they had arranged it and the closets filled with the clothes they wore. Hey, is...More

Thank colleen1936
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is laid out almost exactly like it would be if the family were still living there. With the exception of the children's bedrooms, the entire house is fitted out with china on the dining room table and everything the other rooms need to...More

Thank MsNomadica
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MerchantsHouse1832, Executive Director at Merchant's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We love the house and hope everyone who visits will too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum was a perfect way to get a sense of the history and way people lived in New York. The ghost stories were an added bonus.

Thank UnionLisa
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MerchantsHouse1832, Executive Director at Merchant's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting - and for your lovely review. Our ghosts will be especially happy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

bury Tredwell family before you go. It makes the experience so much better. They have had a problem with the city trying to change the zoning law in order to build a high rise beside it so go while you can....

Thank nyc15
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MerchantsHouse1832, Executive Director at Merchant's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. We LOVE the house, too! And are doing everything we can to save it from the hotel development next door!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well curated house from 19th century NYC. I couldn't come during the times for a guided tour but there is an excellent self-guide which is very thorough and gives a good idea about what life in the home was like.Hamilton fans will be interested...More

Thank saaltier
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I was impressed by how this 4 story house was kept cool on a hot, humid day just by the use of fans. I had thought that it would be a sweaty experience but not so. Plenty of information about the family who lived here...More

Thank luckycookie2016
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

I had the privilege of being a guest at an 1845 wedding and reception at the Tredwell Mansion, which has been frozen in time as the abode of wealthy New Yorkers, and it was so much fun! A peak into the life of 19th C....More

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