Hours & Admission

The Merchant’s House was built in 1832 and purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years.

Visit five floors of period rooms furnished with the family’s original possessions – furniture, decorative objects, household goods, books, even their clothing. The secret 19th century rear garden is also open. You’ll see how a wealthy family and their four Irish servants lived in mid-19th century New York.

The Merchant’s House offers Self-Guided House Tours, Guided House Tours, and Neighborhood Walking Tours.

The Merchant’s House is not air conditioned; hours are subject to change in case of extreme heat. The website and our social media pages will be updated with closure information. To cancel or transfer guided tour tickets due to heat, please email programs@merchantshouse.org.

Self-Guided House Tour

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

1 to 5 p.m. (Last entry 4:30 p.m.)

Closed major holidays.

  • Tour the house with our printed self-guided tour booklet, or our digital guide on the Bloomberg Connects app.
  • Visitors should plan to spend 45-60 minutes on their self-guided tour.
  • The museum comprises five floors accessed by stairs.
  • Docents are available to answer questions.


(No reservations; purchase tickets at the door)

  • General Admission: $15.50
  • Seniors (over 65) & Students (with ID): $10.50
  • Children under 12: FREE
  • MHM Members FREE. Become a member.
  • The Museum accepts cash or credit cards. (Pay with cash for a 50¢ discount per ticket.)
  • Groups larger than 10 people MUST schedule a private visit. Read more about Group Tours.

Guided House Tour

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m.

On this 75-minute tour, led by an experienced guide, you’ll visit five floors of period rooms, as well as the rear garden.


(Reservations required)

  • General Admission: $20.50
  • MHM Members FREE. Enter code MEMBER at checkout for free admission for yourself and one guest.
  • Walk-ins permitted if space allows. The Museum accepts cash or credit cards. (Pay with cash for a 50¢ discount per ticket.)
  • Groups larger than 10 people MUST schedule a private visit. Read more about Group Tours.

Guided house tour tickets.

(Note: if you can only add one ticket to your cart, only one ticket is available for the selected tour.)

Neighborhood Walking Tour

Second & fourth Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m.  Third Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m. (March through November). $20, Members FREE.
Walking tour tickets.

Tour Policies

  • Reservations are required for the 12 p.m. guided tour.
  • There are no reservations for self-guided visits.
  • Groups of 10 people or more MUST schedule a private visit, booked at least two weeks in advance. Read more about Group Tours.
  • Face masks are recommended but not required.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Museum.
  • Large bags must be checked. Large bags (suitcases, backpacks, shopping bags, etc.) may not be carried inside the museum, and must be checked at the admissions desk.
  • There is no smoking allowed on Museum property.
  • The Merchant’s House is not air conditioned, and is not wheelchair-accessible. Read more about accessibility.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you must postpone to a later date, or cancel. The museum will offer to refund or exchange your tickets. Email programs@merchantshouse.org.
  • By visiting the Merchant’s House Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Merchant’s House staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from unsafe, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. We reserve the right to deny or revoke entry to anyone not abiding by these guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and other visitors.

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Merchant’s House Museum

in the top 2.5%
of all Things To Do in NYC!

Interested in visiting with a group larger than 10 people?
Read more about Group Tours.