Calendar of Events

MUSEUM HOURS
Thursday, 12 to 8 p.m. (January – September), 12 to 5 p.m. (October – December)
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.
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, and November
Click here for more information.

WALKING TOURS OF 19TH CENTURY NOHO
Second and Fourth Sunday of the month, March – November
Click here for more information.

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

JULY

Through Monday, September 2
Exhibition –
The Changing Silhouette of Fashion: The Decade of the 1900s
Lingerie Dress, MHM 2002.0824

The Changing Silhouette of Fashion is series of exhibitions featuring a Tredwell dress from each decade of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taken together, these dresses show the changing silhouette of fashion over 100 years, and tell us about the women who wore them and the society in which they lived. On display: the “lingerie dress” of the 1900s.
Free with admission.

Through Monday, September 16
Exhibition –
Our Stuff, Ourselves: An Intimate Look at the Tredwells’ Private Lives

On display: a selection of the Tredwells’ personal items from the collection, a doorway into their private lives that reveal the tastes, interests, and values of a prosperous merchant family in 19th century New York. What does your 21st century living space say about you?
Free with admission.

Thursdays in July, until 8 p.m.
Summer Evenings in the Garden
Join us in our “secret” 19th century garden at its most verdant. Take a guided tour of the house at 6:30 p.m., if you wish, or take a self-guided tour. Rain or Shine.
Admission $15, $10 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
SPECIAL $1 admission for the museum’s good neighbors (zip 10012 and 10003)

Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members.
Upcoming walking tours: July 28.

New Date TBA!
How Our Garden Grows! Members Only Reception & Tour of the Garden in Bloom
With Head Gardener John Rommel
Email nyc1832@merchantshouse.org to reserve; click here to become a member.

Friday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour
July’s Candlelight Tour has been canceled due to extreme heat.

Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members. Click here for tickets and more information.
Upcoming walking tours: August 11, 25.

AUGUST

Through Monday, September 2
Exhibition –
The Changing Silhouette of Fashion: The Decade of the 1900s
Lingerie Dress, MHM 2002.0824

The Changing Silhouette of Fashion is series of exhibitions featuring a Tredwell dress from each decade of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taken together, these dresses show the changing silhouette of fashion over 100 years, and tell us about the women who wore them and the society in which they lived. On display: the “lingerie dress” of the 1900s.
Free with admission.

Through Monday, September 16
Exhibition –
Our Stuff, Ourselves: An Intimate Look at the Tredwells’ Private Lives

On display: a selection of the Tredwells’ personal items from the collection, a doorway into their private lives that reveal the tastes, interests, and values of a prosperous merchant family in 19th century New York. What does your 21st century living space say about you?
Free with admission.

Thursdays in August, until 8 p.m.
Summer Evenings in the Garden
Join us in our “secret” 19th century garden at its most verdant. Take a guided tour of the house at 6:30 p.m., if you wish, or take a self-guided tour. Rain or Shine.
Admission $15, $10 Students & Seniors, FREE for Members.
SPECIAL $1 admission for the museum’s good neighbors (zip 10012 and 10003)

Sunday, August 11, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members. Click here for tickets and more information.
Upcoming walking tours: August 25, September 8 and 22.

Saturday, August 24, 6 to 8:30 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 in an intimate, supportive environment, or simply enjoy the garden all abloom. If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 4 minutes of material (one song, one poem, etc); sign-up available upon entry. Performances will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with time for mingling and enjoying the garden after.
Admission $10, FREE for Members. Reservations are not required.

Sunday, August 25, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members. Click here for tickets and more information.
Upcoming walking tours: September 8, 22.

SEPTEMBER

Through Monday, September 2
Exhibition –
The Changing Silhouette of Fashion: The Decade of the 1900s
Lingerie Dress, MHM 2002.0824

The Changing Silhouette of Fashion is series of exhibitions featuring a Tredwell dress from each decade of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taken together, these dresses show the changing silhouette of fashion over 100 years, and tell us about the women who wore them and the society in which they lived. On display: the “lingerie dress” of the 1900s.
Free with admission.

Through Monday, September 16
Exhibition –
Our Stuff, Ourselves: An Intimate Look at the Tredwells’ Private Lives

On display: a selection of the Tredwells’ personal items from the collection, a doorway into their private lives that reveal the tastes, interests, and values of a prosperous merchant family in 19th century New York. What does your 21st century living space say about you?
Free with admission.

Sunday, September 8, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members. Click here for tickets and more information.
Upcoming walking tours: September 22, October 13 and 27.

Tuesday, September 17
Gertrude Tredwell’s 179th Birthday Celebration!
Garden Reception & Illustrated Talk: Edith Wharton’s New York
With Carl Raymond
6pm Reception in the Garden, 7pm Illustrated Talk
Born in 1862 at her parents’ brownstone at 14 West 23rd Street, Edith Wharton captured the tight social world of Gilded Age New York incisively and critically in her major works, including her masterpiece, The Age of Innocence. This illustrated talk will trace Edith’s life in New York from the Flatiron district to Washington Square, discussing places she knew intimately and used as settings for her novels and stories. Join us for a unique and rare glimpse into Wharton’s New York life and into the private inner world of the Gilded Age.

Carl Raymond is a professionally licensed New York City tour guide, food historian and trained professional chef, and a Wharton specialist. He has lectured for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Royal Oak Foundation, the National Arts Club, Historic Royal Palaces, among others.
Tickets $40, Members $30.
All proceeds benefit the Legal Fund to Defeat the Developrs

Sunday, September 22, 12:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho
(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)
Tour is one hour and begins outside the Museum.
$15; FREE for Members. Click here for tickets and more information.
Upcoming walking tours: October 13 and 27.

September 24 – November 3
Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe:
Murder at the Merchant’s House

Join us in the museum’s Greek Revival double parlor as the masterful John Kevin Jones takes on the 19th century master of horror Edgar Allan Poe performing The Tell-Tale HeartThe Cask of Amontillado, and The Raven, as Poe himself did at the literary salons of the period. The double parlor will be appropriately dressed for death with a coffin and mirrors veiled in black crepe. It will be a bone-chilling evening of irrational revenge, obsession and premeditated murder, dismemberment, and the very, very dark.

Presented in association with Summoners Ensemble Theatre.
Limited engagement; tickets go on sale at the end of July.

 

TOURS

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

Guided House Tour
2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
(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. 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.

Candlelight Ghost Tour
Third Friday of each month, January to July
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” (NY Times) by flickering candlelight. Eight family members died in the house — and some say they never left. On this 50-minute tour, you’ll hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them, as well as the spine-tingling results of ongoing paranormal investigations. Reservations required.

Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho
Second and Fourth Sunday of each month, March to November
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to 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. Reservations recommended.