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This is our second visit to this historical home We enjoyed the Victorian style mansion with all of... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Iv'e been told benevolent ghosts roam this house and are prone to turning off lights, footsteps on... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
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Oct 16, 2018
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Jul 24, 2018
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1146 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-2832
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is our second visit to this historical home We enjoyed the Victorian style mansion with all of its decorations. Before visiting go on line and read about the house at phelpshouse.org. This will give you a better understanding before taking the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hd452016
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Iv'e been told benevolent ghosts roam this house and are prone to turning off lights, footsteps on stairs, and light breezes. At any rate, it's a grand example of period architecture on a street full of pretty old ladies of the 1880s. Students wishing to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank ItchyFeetGettingAway
Reviewed April 23, 2018

What a fabulous, intact, loved and cared for historic house. The tour is great and Carthage Preservation, the owners, are to be commended for saving this cultural treasure.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Bob Y
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Attempted to visit, however even though the Phelps House was scheduled to be open it was not. Had planned this trip for months and looked forward to this. When we arrived was told by an art instructor it was going open afew minutes late. After...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank DebiRuby
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This house is beautiful, inside and out. One can see why many people have weddings here, as it is a beautiful venue, large yard and wonderful kitchen facilities available. If you have a chance, a tour is good and helps you take a peek into...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed May 23, 2017

There are several great historical homes just west of main street downtown Joplin. Most of the houses were very large, all nestled among majestic trees. The homes were both wood and brick with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architectural styles. A couple of the houses...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank hd452016
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Daughter loved the victorian house, doesnt require many decorations. But they need to be bright as a lot of dark areas-low lighting. Venue has 50 chairs - 13 card tables - 3 8ft tables, dining room table to use. RATES on-line are way out of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank adaluisa
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I use the Phelps for wedding, baby and birthday celebrations. The facility is beautiful and easy to work with.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank arnerg
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We didn't go in since it's only open for tours on Wednesdays. I'll share this: don't hurry through Carthage. Drive Central Ave from the east, turning south at Garrison for a block and back to the right on Oak St.....this is the old Route 66....More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank texdawg89
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The Historic Phelps House is a great representation of the beauty in the historic homes of Carthage. Beautiful home that is rich in history.

Date of experience: December 2015
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August 26, 2015|
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Response from ottovonbraun |
Hello, the house is open for tours from 10-4 on Wednesdays April through November. Tours are $5 per person.
Travis B
April 8, 2015|
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