Behind-the-Ropes Tour of the Merchant’s House: The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us for a rare, off-hours tour of Merchant’s House.
We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family! We’ll then tour the house, including the rarely-seen bedrooms on the third floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more.
You’ll gain new insight and perspectives on this unique insider’s tour, and explore in detail the architecture of Antebellum New York. Learn how to differentiate between styles, and learn tips on the fine points of what to look for on your own explorations. We’ll also examine the 1832 Merchant’s House in depth, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York, including details of the ornamental plaster, considered the finest surviving from the period and several spaces not normally seen by the regular Museum visitor.