NYC Attractions | The Merchant’s House Museum
Our Central Park Hotel is located near many popular NYC Attractions such as The Merchant’s House Museum.
Want to step back in time and see what life was like for wealthy New Yorkers in the 19th century? Pay a visit to The Merchant’s House Museum – a home built in 1832 and occupied by the Tredwell family for nearly a century.
About The Merchant’s House Museum:
There was a time when homes in the Federal style, like the Merchant’s House, were plentiful throughout Manhattan. Many have been torn down, but a few hundred still remain. While there are still many of these homes in existence, none can compare to The Merchant’s House Museum when it comes to getting a glimpse of daily life of wealthy New Yorkers.
The Tredwell’s took possession of the house in 1835, just three years after it was completed. The family stayed in the house until 1933. Gertrude Tredwell was the last member of the family to call the house her home, and she decided that, upon her death, the house and everything inside would become a museum.
Stepping inside is like stepping back in time. Visitors will see furnishings, art work, and items used daily by the Tredwell family and the 4 servants who cared for them and the house. It’s a fascinating way to get a true picture of what a house of that era looked like inside, how it ran, and how its occupants spent their time.
The Merchant’s House Museum is a National Historic Landmark. The NYC Attraction is home to thousands of items, all of which belonged to the Tredwell family. Visitors will have the opportunity to compare the lavish family quarters to the barren rooms used and occupied by servants.
A visit to the NYC Attraction is one of the best ways to learn about this time period during your stay at our Central Park Hotel. Planning a visit? View our current list of Special Offers and take a few minutes to browse our Photo Gallery.
Thursday - Noon to 8 p.m.
Friday through Monday - Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and holidays
Under 12: Free