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Phelps Mansion Museum

Address: 191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone Number: 607-722-4873
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Binghamton
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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
3 attraction reviews
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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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

You are in for a woodworking treat by visiting this mansion. The doors, fireplaces and staircase have stood the test of time well. The family story is rather unique and sad. This led to some changes in ownership which brought along changes to the mansion BUT the original design is essentially there. The mansion is right next to the Public... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The Phelps Mansion provided us with a glimpse into Binghamton's history and past grandeur. Our tour guide and caretakers were extremely informative, not only of the history of the home, but Binghamton history overall. The five dollar cash admission fee was beyond reasonable for the quality, knowledge and overall experience. We would recommend locals and visitors to prioritize this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Learnt a lot about the city in 45 mins! This mansion was elegantly built and the woodwork/craftsmanship is amazing! It is quite a sight too see a mansion still standing since 1872! :) you even get to take as many pictures as you want and learn the history about the wealthy Phelps family. The tour guide was very helpful and... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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278 reviews 278 reviews
90 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I called to see what was happening there for a possible visit. Person said Billy Riordan?? Not sure of spelling...they knew nothing about their guest so why should I go and attend something no one knows about? Was not willing to check it out without a hint of who the guy is!

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