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Looking to visit a historical house museum while in New York City?
One of the great historical house museums to visit in Manhattan is the Merchant’s House Museum. You can visit the museum on your own or with a guided tour. This museum is great for those interested in learning about how people lived in the city during the mid/late 19th century.
History: The house was built in 1832, bought by Seabury Tredwell in 1835, and the family lived in the house for almost 100 years! FUN FACT – The Merchant’s house was one of the first buildings to be designated a landmark in 1965 and it is the only historical house museum in the East Village/SoHo/Greenwich Village area.
Location: 29 East Fourth Street
-Take the N or R train to 8th Street, walk down to 4th Street and cross Lafayette Street, the house is on the next block
– Take the 6 train to Astor Place, walk down Lafayette Street and turn left on 4th Street
– Take the F or B to Broadway/Lafayette, walk up Lafayette St and turn right on 4th Street
Admission/Tickets: General 10 dollars, Students/Seniors 5 dollars, Children under 12 are free
Hours: Noon to 5pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tours: Guided tours are at 2pm (45 minutes long) and self-guided tours are available but not as fun or informative as a guided tour.