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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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1870's wealthy private home architecture

Outstanding example of hand-carved wood moldings, fireplace mantels and huge curved and pocket doors in well-kept 1871 home of very wealthy Binghamton businessman. Personal tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Outstanding example of hand-carved wood moldings, fireplace mantels and huge curved and pocket doors in well-kept 1871 home of very wealthy Binghamton businessman. Personal tour was excellent, lasted over an hour, and encouraged us to look into the history further.

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

Thank you for your visit. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our historic house. More 

Deposit, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

They have a wonderful Civil War presention every year. Noteworthy events were a fabulous program about bugle calls and an opera recital. Something for everyone! The mansion alone is worth the visit.

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

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed the mansion and all the programs we offer. More 

New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You need to pay for a tour, and you have to have a guide. It only runs Monday and Sunday. I was disappointed because of all the great reviews.

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

Hello, We are sorry to read you were disappointed. It should be noted the museum is open for tours Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. Im not sure where you saw that we were only open on Mondays and Sundays. To answer your concern about admission, yes we do charge $5.00 admission, which we feel is the best... More 

Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

looking for something to do in Binghamton? they have guided tours and a history lesson. see how the better half lived in the 1880's

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

We are glad you visited. Thanks for coming! More 

Endicott, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

So much history in this well preserved building. The hours are a bit erratic, but if you can catch it while its open, its a worthwhile visit.

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

Thank you for your review, glad you liked our historic house. we are currently in the process of reorganizing our hours to be open more. More 

Galway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Joe S, Manager at Phelps Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed your tour! More 

Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 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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Joe S, Manager at Phelps Mansion Museum, responded to this review

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

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Joe S, Manager at Phelps Mansion Museum, responded to this review

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

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Address: 191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone Number: +1 607-722-4873
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton

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