Merchant's House Museum

See how a wealthy merchant and his family lived in mid-19th-century New York. The Merchant’s House was built in 1832 and was the home of the Tredwell family, and their four Irish servants. See four floors of period rooms and the family’s original possessions, including furniture, household goods, books, and clothing. The perfect way to see what life was really like in 19th century New York, the Merchant’s House provides countless opportunities for your group to learn about social customs, domestic life, 19th century decorative arts and architecture, and the changes brought by an early industrial economy.
Contact Info
Address: 29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003. New York County. Tel: 212-777-1089. Email: programs@merchanthouse.org. Website: www.merchanthouse.org. Hrs: Thurs. 12PM-8PM, Fri.-Mon. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-College. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue