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 Walking Tours of 19th Century NoHo.

Self-Guided House Tours

January to May, October to December:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
1 to 5 p.m.
(Last entry 4:30 p.m.)

June to September:
Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.
(Last entry 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
(Last entry 4:30 p.m.)

Closed major holidays.

  • All house tours are self-guided. (Scroll down for information about guided tours.)
  • The museum comprises five floors accessed by stairs.
  • Visitors should plan to spend 45-60 minutes on their tour.
  • Docents are available to answer questions.



Guided House Tour

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.
$20, Members Free. Reservations required; capacity strictly limited.

Click here for guided house tour tickets.
Members, enter code MEMBER at checkout for free admission for yourself and one guest.

Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho

Second & fourth Sunday of the month, 12:30 p.m. (March through November).
$20, Members FREE.
Click here for walking tour tickets.

Tour Policies & COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • As mandated by NYC, proof of vaccination is required for all visitors age 5 and up to visit the Merchant’s House, in the form of your CDC Card, the Excelsior Pass, or the NYC Covid Safe App. Visitors over age 18 must also show a photo ID.
  • Capacity is limited. If the museum reaches capacity, visitors may be asked to wait in the rear garden until indoor capacity has decreased.
  • Face masks required. All visitors over age two are required to wear a mask on Museum property at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Staff is also required to wear masks.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Museum.
  • Social distancing required. All visitors must adhere to social distancing requirements inside the museum. Please follow all directional signs, distance markers, and directions from staff.
  • 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.
  • The Merchant’s House is not air conditioned, and is not wheelchair-accessible. Click here for information 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.
  • The Merchant’s House is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff. Robust sanitizing and disinfecting efforts are in place. Restrooms and all high-touch surfaces are sanitized throughout the day. Deep cleanings occur nightly.
  • 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.

Click here for information about Group Tours.



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