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Merchant's House Museum, New York City

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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  • What I found most interesting and even a bit startling about this 1832 house is that it still has many if not most of its original interior fixtures and furniture. Some of the stuff is truly remarkabl...  read more »
  • My partner and I made a spur of the moment decision to visit this museum on our last half day in New York. We had used up most of our cash so when we arrived I offered to pay by credit card to be told...  read more »
  • While in NYC, we sought out the more out of the way tours. Visiting the Merchant's House and the Tenement Museum, were just the tours to learn about early life in Manhatten. 
  • What an immersive experience and a great escape from bustling New York. Such a beautifully preserved relic and amazing to see how the early industrialists and capitalists of New York lived. Everything is well taken care of and the guides are extremely knowledgeable. A really great experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike to get a view into the past and what this city was built on.
  • See how the wealthy lived just few blocks away from the horrible living conditions at the tenements in the lower east side
  • Quick, informative for of a historical and beautiful house. Check out their events calendar for tours, parties, concerts, and more.
  • Spooky original 1800's house. The Tredwell family lived in this house for more than 100 years. The history of the house has been preserved over the years. The last living Tredwell died in the house around 1933, when it became a museum. There has been strange happenings in the house. There are weird sites and sounds in the house. Images have appeared in the house. Every Halloween there is a candlelight ghost tour. Very spooky. You could even arrange your own private candlelight ghost tour at any time. Fun, educational, and spooky.
  • A living, breathing museum with a vital volunteer community. I have given many years of service to it, and it has been deeply rewarding. It continues to change and grow as it studies its artifacts, so it has become an important primary-source document of American history. All who know it love it. I recommend it highly and hope that it continues to inspire the love of history and preservation for centuries to come.
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