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Address: 191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone Number: +1 607-722-4873
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Description: The Phelps Mansion is a Historic House museum. We are open for tours...
The Phelps Mansion is a Historic House museum. We are open for tours Fri-Sun 10-3. Last tour leaves at 2:30pm. Admission is $5 kids 12 and under free. Come see the "jewel on court st"
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A Beautifully Restored Historic Landmark

Sherman David Phelps was a successful banker, businessman, and mayor of the newly incorporated City of Binghamton. His house is a testament to a time when Binghamton was growing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Galway, New York
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Galway, New York
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sherman David Phelps was a successful banker, businessman, and mayor of the newly incorporated City of Binghamton. His house is a testament to a time when Binghamton was growing in wealth, culture, and population. Once part of a neighborhood filled with beautiful mansions, Phelps' home is now the last of its neighbors still standing. Phelps is long forgotten by most,... More 

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Sherman P, General Manager at Phelps Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed our historic house museum. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My mother and I went on a tour on Friday may 1 of the Phelps mansion. It was worth it to see a great mansion restored and able for the public to go and see. It was very reasonably priced for the hour long tour and our tour guide joe was very informative and you could see that he loved... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Definitely worth a stop if you're in Binghamton. Very friendly and knowledgeable docents, a wonderful and fascinating tour of the mansion.

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Joe S, Manager at Phelps Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Belgrade, Serbia
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On the Court Street,that across the River Chenango, proceeds into the Main Street, is located this formidable mansion of brick and stone. And it is very near to the Greyhound Bus Station in the Henry Street, parallel to the Court Street. That is a three story building, built in 1870, as we see, just a few years after the end... More 

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Thank you for visiting , we are glad you enjoyed your tour. More 

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When stepping into the Phelps Mansion, you're immediately transported to a time of class, and status. Joe, the caretaker/tour guide, is very interesting, and knowledgeable in regard to the family, and house history. The house has a warm ambiance, and the wood work is very beautiful. The floors are Italian marble, and no words can describe the beauty. Price is... More 

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Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lots of details in this beautiful home. Guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was worth the $5 each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a must see. Very friendly staff, very knowledgeable tour guides. Joe gave us our tour answered all are questions. Thanks again had a great time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Do not go during the week! We are from Texas and we were hoping to see the inside of this beautiful mansion. Looking forward to it for weeks. There's no info saying that it's not open during the week on trip adviser. There was a lady that came out when we were trying to take a couple pictures and rudely... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have lived in the area for over 5 years and visited for the 1st time a few weeks ago. We were promptly given a tour guide and another couple joined us. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly, answering our questions and telling us anecdotes. We were also encouraged to take as many pictures as we wanted. The house... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a child growing up in Binghamton in the '60's, I could never go into this house and am so glad I took the time to visit now. It's spectacular and well worth the wait! I have traveled all over the world, and this house is truly one of the most magnificent I've seen anywhere. For $5, you get a... More 

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