Calendar of Events

NEW!!!! A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
11 a.m., Third Sunday of the Month

GUIDED TOURS DAILY, 2 p.m. Free with admission.
Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Museum is closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
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Through December 2015
Manhattan’s First Landmark: Merchant’s House Museum

 

JULY EVENTS

The Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4, Independence Day

Every Thursday in July/Museum & Garden Open until 8 p.m. (Last entry 7:30 p.m.)
SUMMER EVENINGS in the GARDEN
Talks, 6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.
(6:30 p.m. Guided Tours resume in August.)
July 2 – Trivia in the Garden
9 – Summer Getaways: Taking the Waters in Saratoga Springs
16 – Cutting Gardens & Plantings for 19th Century Home Décor
23 – Dining at Home in the 19th Century
30 – Trivia in the Garden
Admission $10, $5 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.

Sunday, July 12
Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho
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Friday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
50 minutes. $20, $10 Members.
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Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (Third Sunday of the Month)
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.
$10, $5 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
Limited to 20 people. Reservations not required.

NOTE: Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.
Upcoming Walking Tours: Sunday, August 23, September 20, October 18, November 22.

GUIDED TOURS of the HOUSE

Daily at 2 p.m (Free with admission)

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.
(Museum is closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Explore Manhattan’s “best-preserved” (The New York Times) 19th-century home and learn about the domestic life of a prosperous merchant family and their four Irish servants from 1835 to 1865, as New York City transformed from seaport to thriving metropolis. You’ll visit four floors of this Federal and Greek Revival style row house virtually complete with the family’s original furnishings and decorative arts.

The tour concludes in the newly restored 4th-floor Servants’ Quarters, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in Manhattan,” according to Time Out New York. You are invited to come climb the narrow staircase and see where the wealthy Tredwell family’s staff of four domestic servants lived and did some of their work.

Included with regular admission. (Always FREE for Members)
Reservations not required for groups of fewer than 10 people. If your group has more than 10 people, please contact us about scheduling a group program.

SUNDAY WALKING TOURS

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (first come, first served).

19th Century Landmark Treasures of NoHo (12:30 p.m., Second Sunday of the Month)
Sunday, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 27, October 11, and November 8
On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$10, $5 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
Limited to 20 people. Reservations not required.

NOTE: Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

landmarks50This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Preservation Landmarks Law (April 19, 1965). All proceeds go directly to helping defray legal and engineering expenses incurred to protect the House from the impending construction next door. Learn more here.

 

 

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (11 a.m., Third Sunday of the Month)
Sunday, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.
$10, $5 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
Limited to 20 people. Reservations not required.

NOTE: Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.