Calendar of Events

MUSEUM HOURS
Thursday, 12 to 8 p.m.
Friday – Monday, 12 to 5 p.m.
(Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and major holidays.)

GUIDED HOUSE TOURS
Thursday, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Friday – Monday, 2 p.m.
Note: A Self-Guided Tour Booklet is available for those who wish to tour the house at their own pace.

CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS
Third Friday of the month, January – July

WALKING TOURS OF 19TH CENTURY NOHO
Second Sunday of the month, March – November

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS  Click here

APRIL EVENTS

Thursday, April 27, through Monday, July 3
Exhibition –
The Changing Silhouette of 19th Century Fashion: The Decade of the 1820s
Eliza Tredwell’s Wedding Dress, ca. 1820

Thursday, April 27, thorough Monday, September 25
Exhibition –
When Women’s Work Was Needlework

MAY EVENTS

Sunday, May 14, 12:30 p.m. 
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (Second Sunday of Every 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 see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? 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 notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the
 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$15, FREE for Members; click here to purchase tickets.
Next walking tour: Sunday, June 11.

Friday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” (The New York Times)
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)
50 minutes. $30, $20 Members; click here to purchase tickets. Upcoming Ghost Tours: June 16, July 21.

JUNE EVENTS

Thursday, until 8 p.m., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Summer Evenings in the Garden
Guided Tour, 6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.
Admission $15, $10 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
Reservations not required.

Friday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.
Open Mic Nite in the Garden
In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House celebrates the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians. Come to share your work or simply enjoy the garden all abloom. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 5 minutes of material; sign-up available upon entry.
Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, FREE for Members.
Upcoming Open Mic Nites: July 14, August 18, September 15

Sunday, June 11, 12:30 p.m. 
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (Second Sunday of Every 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 see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? 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 notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the
 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$15, FREE for Members; click here to purchase tickets.
Next walking tour: Sunday, July 9.

Tuesday, June 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Illustrated Talk & Workshop:
Genealogy 101 – Introduction to Family History Research with Richard Fipphen
Reception in the Garden Follows

“Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. … and the second most visited category of websites. It’s a billion-dollar industry …” (TIME magazine)

Are you interested in researching your family history – but maybe a little overwhelmed and not sure even where to begin? This presentation will cover several topics on getting started with your research, including: where to find records of your ancestors, whether in libraries, courthouses, archives — or online; interpreting research data; and proving ancestral connections. Tips on using online databases will also be discussed. After the presentation, Rich will answer questions and continue the discussion over refreshments in the garden. You’ll leave with a packet of material to help get you started on your journey.

This talk on the fundamentals of genealogical research will be centered around the ancestry of Gertrude Tredwell (1840-1933). Gertrude was the descendant of early Massachusetts settlers, including Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

$25, $15 Members; click here to purchase tickets.

Richard Fipphen has been a genealogist since 1975. He is the co-author of the Phippen Genealogy: Descendants of David Phippen (c.1585-1650) of Melcombe Regis, Dorset and Hingham and Boston, Massachusetts, Newbury Street Press, Boston (Spring 2017). He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in New York City. He is also a graduate of the Genealogical Research Certificate Program at Boston University. Rich is also a Merchant’s House Museum docent and a distant cousin of Seabury Tredwell.

Friday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” (The New York Times)
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)
50 minutes. $30, $20 Members; click here to purchase tickets. Upcoming Ghost Tours: July 21.

JULY EVENTS

Thursday, until 8 p.m., July 6, 13, 20, 27
Summer Evenings in the Garden
Guided Tour, 6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.
Admission $15, $10 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
Reservations not required.

Sunday, July 9, 12:30 p.m. 
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (Second Sunday of Every 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 see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? 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 notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the
 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$15, FREE for Members; click here to purchase tickets.
Next walking tour: Sunday, August 14.

Friday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
Open Mic Nite in the Garden
In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House celebrates the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians. Come to share your work or simply enjoy the garden all abloom. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 5 minutes of material; sign-up available upon entry.
Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, FREE for Members.
Upcoming Open Mic Nites: August 18, September 15

Friday, July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” (The New York Times)
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)
50 minutes. $30, $20 Members; click here to purchase tickets. Next Ghost Tours in October.

DAILY GUIDED TOURS of the HOUSE

A Self-Guided Tour booklet is available for those who wish to tour the house on their own.

2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Thursday (open until 8 p.m.)
2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Groups by appointment

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 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. (Admission is 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.