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Phelps Mansion Museum

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Address: 191 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13901-3503
Phone Number: +1 607-722-4873
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Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 11 to 5. Last tour leaves at 4:30pm. Admission is $7 students and senior 62 and over $5, kids 12 and under free. Come see the "jewel on Court st"

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We were able to go to this for free with the Roberson membership. I really liked this house. They change out exhibits too so I'm looking forward to going back. We'll also make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Natalie L
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were able to go to this for free with the Roberson membership. I really liked this house. They change out exhibits too so I'm looking forward to going back. We'll also make sure to go when it's decorated for Christmas. We got a guided tour. The man was very knowledgeable and good at answering our questions. We had an... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must-see if you are anywhere in the area. Our tour guide (Joe) was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was a pleasure to see the beautifully maintained mansion and learn its very interesting history. Thanks!

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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ornate and beautiful Victorian splendor. My friend's father was in 1 of the pictures on the wall. I was allowed to take a photo of the picture for her. They often have musical entertainment there around the holidays . Very nice

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NE USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently revisited the Phelps Mansion and it was a nice reminder of Binghamton's history. Had been here over the years for several visits. I have also been to a wedding lovely reception years ago. Quite nice to enjoy the mansion as a guest. I do recommend a visit and tour. Fantastic architectural features to take in. We enjoyed the stories... More 

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Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WE recently bought a house similar in age in PA. we enjoyed the tour and the information shared. Did not know people did not go outside much back then.

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

Thank you for visiting! Best wishes with your new home! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phelps Mansion is one of those great house museums with a lot of fun and interesting stories about its occupants, history, and architectural design. A must see for anyone interested in historic preservation, local history, and/or Victorian and Gilded Age architecture. Thank you to Joe (our docent) and the historic preservation community in the Southern Tier for keeping places... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I decided to visit this house on a whim. Are we glad we did! Our guide, Frank, was very informative and friendly. We highly recommend this tour for history buffs and fans of old houses, antiques, and local interest stories.

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Thanks for visiting! We appreciate your kind words. More 

Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful experience this past winter at The Phelps Mansion during a special visit that focussed on The Gilded Age (1870's -1900). Bringing a 4 and 6 yr. old to museums can be tricky, but there was interaction that they loved! A story read to them in the library, meeting the 19th cent. dressed up... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful time visiting with us More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing woodwork and carvings, you have see door's carved hinges that still work like a charm. Guide was very knowledgeable and informative about the house, occupants and history. Tickets are cheap, 7 per person. A must see. Recommended.

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

Thank you for the positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great personal tour by Joseph- a Newport, RI native and full time docent at this mansion for two years. He answered all my questions about the source of Sherman's $100,000 he brought to Binghamton at age 40 in 1854 and the women's club who saved it from demolition in 1905 and the rebuilding of the entire 3rd floor in 2002.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting, it was my pleasure to show you around and talk about some Phelps family history. We also love your tripadvisor name! More 

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