|Venue name:||Merchant's House Museum||Contact:|
29 E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Thu–Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
|Price:||$10, seniors and students $5, members and children under 12 free|
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Went one week prior to Halloween & totally recommend it!! Although the house is open year round for tours of the Tredwell home, it was ally of fun on a cold rainy nite close to the spookiest nite of the year. The tour done only by candle lite, walks you thru bedrooms, parlors, kitchens of this 1835 brownstone while telling the visitors stories of family births, deaths (7 in the house alone), family conflicts & illnesses. Visitor & volunteer accounts of seeing deceased Tredwell family members roaming the house play from room to room making you look over your shoulders for the fear of maybe seeing one of them there. The house is just as the last family member Gertrude Tredwell preserved it. Amazing decor that remains frozen in time. Haunted houses are fun, but this was great. To learn part of NY history, to peak into a familys life & to roam within the walls where it has been validated that ghosts have roamed is thrilling. Definite a side in NYC I don't know existed & am glad to have experienced.
If you're a history nerd like me you gotta check out the Merchant's House Museum. Sarah Tredwell lived here for decades and the interior of the house remained untouched as the neighborhood drastically changed. I went to a candlelight ghost tour here around Halloween too, and it was super awesome. They told ghost stories and played real EVP's captured in the house. You'll definitely learn a lot at this historic house.