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Merchant's House Museum

  • 29 E. 4th St. Map It
  • East Village

Updated 02/24/2014

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Built in 1832, this redbrick house, combining Federal and Greek Revival styles, provides a glimpse into the domestic life of the period 30 years before the Civil War. Retired merchant Seabury Tredwell and his descendants lived here from 1835 until 1933. The home became a museum in 1936, with the original furnishings and architectural features preserved; family memorabilia are also on display. The fourth-floor servants' bedroom, where the Tredwell family's Irish servants

slept and did some of their work, offers a rare and intimate look at the lives of Irish domestics in the mid-1800s. A guided tour is offered at 2pm.

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29 E. 4th St., between Bowery and Lafayette St., New York, New York, 10003, United States

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  • $10
  • Thurs.–Mon. noon–5; guided tours Thurs.–Mon. at 2

Updated 02/24/2014


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Apr 26, 2009

Good historic house

Arguably the best historic house to see in Manhattan. Has all original furnishings belonging to the Tredwell family and very attractive architectural detail inside and out, plus a pleasant garden in the back. A little expensive, but worth a visit.

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