NoHo Walking Tour of early-mid 19th century NYC by Merchant's House Tour Guide

Tour of NoHo during Seabury Tredwell's era given by a private guide from the Merchant's House Museum.

 Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: Glamour & Greed, Money & Murder.

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.  You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets.

Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater (in 1854 the City’s first public library), and The Cooper Union, site of impassioned political speeches from Lincoln to Obama. On the bustling Astor Place, we’ll imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And we’ll visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Price will be $15.00 pp or $10.00 for students and seniors.

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  • Margaret B.

    I've passed it many times but didn't know the story-is march 7 or 8 doable ?

    February 6, 2014

    • Leslie D.

      I can't do any Sundays in March and I'll have to check my schedule to see if I can do the 7th.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in attending this tour. There was a documentary about the house a few months ago that piqued my interest. Hopefully you will choose a weekend day that will work :). Great suggestion, Leslie!

    February 4, 2014

  • Leslie D.

    From "The Villager"
    Built in 1832 (and a museum since 1936), wealthy NYC hardware merchant Seabury Tredwell moved the family to this upscale Bond Street row house in 1835. For nearly a century, members of the Tredwell clan lived (and died) there. Some say the Tredwells and their servants never left. The first sighting of Gertrude (Tredwell's youngest daughter) took place shortly after her earthly departure, when neighbors swore they saw her open the front door and scold a group of rowdy kids — and a visitor to the museum flipping through old photos ID’d one of the Tredwell sons, who engaged her in a long, polite conversation when (uninformed about its haunted reputation) she stopped by to tour the house.

    February 4, 2014

  • Joyce

    You will love it! I was there in January....the house is amazing! Arrange a tour with their historian...he's full of information, not only about the house and family, but about the surrounding neighborhood and life in general back in the early days of the family. I can't wait for the nice weather so that I may finally join you in a cemetery tour!

    February 4, 2014

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