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The Merchant’s House Museum is New York City’s only family home preserved intact — inside and out — from the 19th century. Built in 1832 just steps from Washington Square, this elegant red-brick and white-marble row house on East Fourth Street was home to a prosperous merchant family for almost 100 years, NYC
Smithsonian Institution (USA). 'If America was a quirky grandfather, the Smithsonian Institution would be his attic. Rockets, dinosaurs, Rodin sculptures, Tibetan thangkas (silk paintings) – even the 45-carat Hope Diamond lights up a room here. The Smithsonian is actually a collection of 19 museums and they’re all free.' www.lonelyplanet....