Address & Phone29 East Fourth Street
(Between Bowery and Lafayette)
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 777-1089
Fax: (212) 777-1104
HoursMon, Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun from 12pm-5pm
Closed Tue & Wed
Seniors and Students $5
Free to Members
Merchant's House Museum
The Merchant's House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of life in a bygone era, when the greatest city in world, New York City, was being carved out of sprawling farming communities and industry was beginning to change the face of society forever.
The Merchant's House was built in 1832 and is sited as the finest example of Greek Revival architecture in the nation. It remained in the hands of the Tredwell family for 98 years and in 1936, it was made into a museum. The family left all their possessions including furniture, family apparel and memorabilia, books, paintings, glass, and chinaware.