Fodor's Expert Review Merchant's House Museum
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 on display. The fourth-floor servants' bedroom, where the family's Irish servants slept and did some of their work, offers a look at the lives of Irish domestics in the mid-1800s. Guided tours are at 2 pm; there's an additional tour at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January through September.