Whether you've been to the Merchant's House Museum before or not, this precious place and the items within it - from the tea sets to the wedding dresses - will come alive as never before for this virtual tour led by architectural historian, Merchant's House expert, and video artist Anthony Bellov.
The Merchant's House Museum is one of the finest surviving examples of late-Federal and Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1832, the Merchant’s House was Manhattan's first designated landmark in New York City in 1965 and today is one of only six residences with interior and exterior landmark designation. The Museum tells the story of the domestic life of a wealthy merchant family - the Tredwells - and their four Irish servants, as well as the history of when the mercantile seaport of New York City emerged as a growing metropolis and the commercial emporium of America. It is also the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods, and of course, we love it.