One of NYC's Spookiest Venues
by Eric Wasnick
Friday, October 12, 2012

Looking to plan an event at a spooky 19th century townhouse?? Look no further than the Merchant House Museum in Greenwich Village, one of NYC’s most preserved (and haunted) single-family residences. The museum’s history is both unique and intriguing.

In 1835 the Tredwells, a wealthy merchant class family, purchased a three story federalist townhouse. For nearly 100 years the Treadwells occupied the residence preserving all of the 19th century fixtures and furnishings. In 1936 following the death of Gertrude Tredwell, family members, recognizing the historical value of the residence, converted it into a museum.

Today, the late Federal brick row house is frozen in time furnished exactly as it was when the Tredwells lived there in the 1800’s. Some claim that the Tredwells never left the premises haunting the meticulously preserved townhouse to this day. Even the New York Times calls The Merchant House Museum “Manhattan’s Most Haunted Houses”.

For those not afraid of ghosts, The Merchant House Museum is perfect for private events and can accommodate up to 50 guests for anything from weddings, to film and photo shoots.

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