Merchant’s House Museum is one of the few destinations in New York where you can go on a candlelit ghost hunt. It is also on a very short list of Manhattan historical houses. It is the only house in the city that has been so thoroughly preserved.
The house was built in the middle of the 19th century by one Joseph Brewster, who sold it soon to a rich merchant, Seabury Tredwell. For more than a hundred years the house remained the property of the family. In 1936 it was transformed into a museum.
The original design has been carefully maintained throughout the years. A visit here will take you back in time. The museum houses a number of interesting collections and regularly organizes exhibitions and guided tours around the house itself and the historical district where it is located.
The house is available to book for private events. Beautiful, historical and haunted, it makes for a chic and exciting venue.