Merchant's House Museum, New York City

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  • If you are fortunate enough to be led through this interesting house museum by a knowledgeable docent, you will get a vivid sense of what life was like in mid-19th century New York City. However, ther...  more »
  • This was an unexpected find and I just loved my visit. The staff were friendly but not intrusive and there was plenty of information. It is somehow poignant to see the house, more or less unchanged fr...  more »
  • This was the best play ever! It is a one man show but he portrays all characters perfectly The house is beautiful. Very quaint. Everyone was so gracious I would go back again  more »
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  • We went to a haunted tour at the Merchant House. Our tour guide was very entertaining and kept the spooky vibe. All the people who work there are volunteers so it felt good to support this historic house. The house is beautiful. I wish i could have seen it in the daylight! It is five stories and the house was only lit by candlelight so it would be difficult for elderly or the disabled. I had a great time and will return for another tour.
  • In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Greenwich Village stands this 19th century house that still has a lot of its original furniture. You can visit and really feel like you've traveled back in time. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Increadibly interesting house with an even more interesting family story. It inspired me to research the family online and left me with many questions. I wish there was more information available about them. Eliza was 18yrs younger than her husband, did she continue his dogmatic rule after his death?Was is normal that Elizabeth stayed at home 14yrs post marriage? What condition (if any) did Horace have that led him to live at home for his last 23yrs? Samuel married his first cousin, was that why he was disowned? Why did his daughter die in her 30s soon after the birth of her half sister? Are the rumours true that Sarah was pregnant at one time? What was it like when Sarah, Julia and Phoebe all died in quick succession, leaving Gertrude alone for decades in a suburb that was changing and become more frightening? I wish a psychoanalyst could look at the family tree and speculate on the stuck toxicity that permeated this strange and mysterious family
  • Took a self guided tour in what is NYC's most haunted house, located towards lower Manhattan just off Bowery St, to look and see for myself. I took a lot of pictures of this classic structure in a ghost hunting effort. The house itself is quite large with 4 levels. It has an elegance to it that fits even today's standards. It is historical, and a landmark. However, it is threatened by modernisation construction next store. I walked the place, felt chills here n there, but found the tour interesting and enjoyable. The Staff was friendly, and helpful. You can enjoy the outside garden, too. I would re-visit again definitely.
  • Nighttime ghost tour is boring. You just roam around a dark house and listen to recordings of what people allegedly heard and saw 10 years ago. Nice staff and the house is probably cool to see during the day but nighttime isn't worth the cost of admission.

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