1. The Merchant’s House Museum

Merchant House Museum-East Village-NYC

Once home to the Tredwell family, the Merchant’s House Museum is the only house preserved intact from the 19th century. A historical and architectural gem located next to the Bowery, the interior holds all the original furnishings and belongings as the family left them while the brick and marble Greek revival exterior reminds people of the days when the street was an affluent residential area. The furnishings and art accumulated by the Tredwell family over 100 years also showcases the development of domestic life in America.

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