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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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Wonderful Surprise!!

On August 15th, my older daughter and I were looking for things to see and do while my younger daughter was in a wedding that day in Binghamton. We love old houses and history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On August 15th, my older daughter and I were looking for things to see and do while my younger daughter was in a wedding that day in Binghamton. We love old houses and history and the Phelps Mansion did not disappoint us. We arrived shortly after they opened and the young man who was our guide decided to adjust our... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The architecture, particularly the wood work inside, is very impressive! The tour is very nice. The guide pointed out a lot of details in the wood work! If you go on first Friday evening of each month (as part of the First Friday Art Walk), the tour is free.

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

Thank you for visiting! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. More 

Roslindale, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My mom and I went to the phelps mansion museum for a visit. I live in Boston and always trying to find local attractions near my parents house. When we walked in, a lady at the desk said we were too late at 2:30 but joe, the caretaker said that he could still take us on the tour. Joe was... More 

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

Glad you and your mom enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Parking was a little tricky, but after a loop I found my way. My wife and I had a personalized tour of amazing artwork. The guide was knowledgable and took time to explain the history of each room.

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

Thanks for visiting us! Alway happy to hear that people enjoy our tours. More 

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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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 12 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 25 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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