Nearly 200 years old, The Merchant’s House in New York is considered one of the finest surviving examples of architecture from the period, as well as “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”. The Tredwell family lived in this house for nearly 100 years. Some say they never left.
Many believe it is Gertrude Tredwell, in particular, who is watching over her family home. Born in an upstairs bedroom in 1840, the youngest of the Tredwells’ eight children, Gertrude never married and lived her entire life here until she died, at the age of 93, in 1933. She was the last member of the family to occupy the house. •••••• “Sarah Ann Tredwell's 1872 silk wedding dress made in Paris. She was a cousin of the Tredwell’s and had lived in the house with them for some time. Definitely my favorite room in the house other than the parlor downstairs. (Part of Treadwell Brides: changing wedding traditions in the 19th century exhibit at Merchant’s House).” 📸: @themourningmoon 🖤Next time I’m in NYC I’m DEFINITELY visiting this beautiful museum. ••• If you’re in the area, they hold candle light ghost tours, as well as special October ”Spirited” events, such as: “A Good Death: 19th Century Lessons in Dying Well”, “Sacred to the Memory: 1865 Funeral Reenactment”, Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt”, and more! Check out their spooky events at MerchantsHouse.org! -Dixie (@witchvoid)