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Merchant's House Museum, New York City Overview

Formerly known as Seabury Tredwell House and Old Merchant’s House, the U.S National Historic Landmark Merchant’s House Museum was founded in 1936 by George Chapman. Built in 1832 in Manhattan, featuring Greek Revival architecture to the interior and Federal Style to the exterior, it is the only fully preserved 19th century family house of New York. Open on Saturday and Sunday, except for major holidays, from 12:30 PM till 4:30 PM, you can visit the house by prior appointment of at least 48 hours.

 One-hour tours cost USD 25 for a group of 6 and for 2 or more guests, additional USD 10 per visitor is suggested as donation. The 19th Century Noho walking tour is held from March to November on 2nd and 4th Sundays from 12:30 PM and the one-hour long Christmas Carol from 18th to 24th December is free for any performer with registration while USD 30 per visitor is suggested as donation. Over 4500 objects from the Tredwell family from 1835 till 1933 are on display at the museum giving an insight on the lifestyle of 19th century merchant class. The period rooms, suite of twelve mahogany chairs, pair of 6-globe chandeliers, fashion accessories, forty dresses, decorative arts, photographs, household and personal items, books, sewing accessories, textile , about seventy Tredwell lighting devices, candle stands etc are the highlights of the museum.   

Must Know Before You Visit Merchant's House Museum

Timing : Saturday and Sunday, except for major holidays, from 12:30 PM till 4:30 PM

Disability friendly : Yes

Entry Fee : One-hour tours cost USD 25 for group of 6 and for 2 or more guests, additional USD 10 per visitor is suggested as donation

Merchant's House Museum Highlights

1. Artifacts

Over 4500 objects from the Tredwell family from 1835 till 1933, period rooms, mahogany chairs, forty dresses, 6-globe chandeliers, about seventy Tredwell lighting devices, candle stands etc

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