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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
+1 212-777-1089
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a self tour of the Museum and found it very interesting. We were handed a binder for additional information and background. If we return, we will definitely plan to spend more time reading and if weather permitting, sitting in the garden. The only...More

Thank Leavita
MerchantsHouse1832, Executive Director at Merchant's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Apologies for your having to wait outside in the rain! Our site manager had been caught on the subway and was hurrying to open the museum's period rooms. Please do come back for another visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Federal style house was built in 1832 and is one of the oldest houses still standing in New York. It amazing as much of the furniture is original. The garden in the back is a lovely oasis in the city. The guides give you...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 realizing I’d done so. Only a simple plaque announces...More

1  Thank Savvy_Sightseer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, Gertrude, was born here and died at age 93 in the same home. She...More

Thank CocktailMom
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My husband has had the Merchant's House Museum on his radar for some time, but we'd never managed to fit it in on our trips to NYC. We finally visited this terrific little museum and we had a wonderful experience. On arrival we found that...More

Thank Catherine138
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've traveled to New York so many times and never noticed this museum before. What a delightful surprise it was! You buzz to enter and when you pay your admission, you're given a binder with lots of information about the house. As you go from...More

1  Thank jbrown68
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

having arrived at 16.15 for a closing time of 17.00 we were told that the museum was closed and we were refused entry this was our last day in ny my wife had difficulty moving and it was clear that the lady didn't care at...More

Thank Stephen A
MerchantsHouse1832, Executive Director at Merchant's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We have never once received a "terrible" (or "poor") review in all our years on TripAdvisor. I am so, so sorry you had a bad experience. Of course, we always want our visitors to have the best possible visit, and are very clear on our...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Visited just in time to catch a guided tour by Marguerite. The tour took us through the house floor by floor giving explanation of how daily life was for the Tredwell family. A lot of original furniture and objects such as clothing, wedding dress perfectly...More

1  Thank Clint0n_81
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed being taken on a guided tour by Dennis through the Merchant's House Museum. It's a wonderful intact example of an 1830s home with original family fittings and furnishings. Dennis had the visitors in the palm of his hand as he interpreted each...More

1  Thank Lyn O
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I always try to view an historic house in any city I visit. NYC has surprising few of these due to clearing away and making way for new buildings on Manhattan these past 300 years. Merchant's House Museum was a real gem. A great picture...More

1  Thank Barbara M
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