Merchant's House Museum, New York City

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  • October 2, 2017
    Despite living in Queens and making frequent trips to New York City, I’d never heard of The Merchant’s House on E. 4th Street before this year. Even when looking for it, I walked right past without re...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Really enjoyed this place! One family occupied this home, from 1835-1933, and kept all the same furniture, clothing and possessions from that time period. The last surviving member of the family, Gert...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    This small charming Museum does not mine from outside, we could even Miss by the way. Yet to realize the life that could have a rich middle class New York family. The Museum does not contain either exceptional objects but to su yet keep an excellent package of furniture and utensils of the time. People who care are extremely nice and friendly, and the booklet for the visit is very comprehensive (if not a little too) and available in several languages. In summary, this museum is not part of the highlights of New York, but is not less incredibly charming and definitely worth a visit.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Seems like you have stepped into another time, lost in history. Time is frozen here. I could sense the inhabitants especially in the drawing room with the piano, ready to be played by one of the daughters of the household. The wedding dress of the lady of the house showed that she was a slender, petite one. Plenty of religious sayings on the walls and a well thumbed bible on the table made her a devout Christian lady.
  • April 2, 2017
    I really like that you have the option of doing a self guided tour or come at a specified time to a group tour with a guide. It was a very interesting building to see. The man working there mentioned that they had many artifacts from this family that were not currently on display. I asked him specifically if there were any of the artifacts that I study in my line of work and the only answer I got was "honestly, I have no idea, but of you come back sometime we might have more stuff out". That's not very helpful.
  • March 22, 2017
    This museum opens on Mondays! It shows the memorable history of the Irish immigrant in NYC. You are able to begin your journey with a guide book or join in a tour. All of the staffs are extremely helpful and hospitable.
  • April 5, 2017
    a cool museum in the middle of manhattan, owned by the same family since it was built, furnished with all original stuff. a real step back in history.
  • December 31, 2016
    I like the history. So, the house and its history are interesting. But exibition and house's conditions are depressing.

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