6. Learn About 19th-Century New Year’s Day Traditions with the Merchant’s House Museum

Merchants HOuse Museum

After taking part in the festive New Year’s Eve events in NYC the night before, spend New Year’s Day with the Merchant’s House Museum. At 3:00pm on January 1st, the Merchant’s House museum team will host a virtual tour through the home. In this virtual experience, guests will learn about the 19th-century tradition of paying social calls to friends and family on New Year’s Day.


On this tour, you will meet the Tredwells, former owners of the Merchant’s House. and hear how they (the servants, that is) have been decking the house for New Year’s Day and preparing their lists of social calls. This online event is free but a $15 donation is suggested. You can register online here!