Merchant's House Museum, New York City

4.6
www.merchantshouse.org

Built in 1832, 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 four 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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  • Highly informative small museum in Bowery/East Village. Really worthwhile & amazing historical place, taking you back to see how wealthy New Yorkers lived in the early 1800s.  more »
  • Wow. Original furnishings. Thats amazing. Im thoroughly pissed that i did not know about the tour. Being here on my own from Louisiana...This is a great place, it is rare to be able to retain furnishi...  more »
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  • Great place - excellent tour! If you’re interested in NYC history, which you should be because it’s fascinating, this is A MUST SEE! I hope they are able to keep this meaningful museum just as it is.
  • Great museum. Guides if you'd like to chat, self-directed otherwise. $10 for students. Bit more than an hour tour time.
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