Phelps Mansion Museum
Phelps Mansion Museum
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Historic SitesArchitectural BuildingsHistory Museums
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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The Phelps Mansion is a Historic House Museum. We are open for tours Thursday-Sun. Tours are at 11am, 1230pm, 2pm, and 330pm. (Last tour at 3:30pm) Reservations are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome based on tour availability. Admission is $10 Adults, students and senior 62 and over $8, kids 12 and under free. Come see the "jewel on Court St". Visitors to the Phelps Mansion should enter through the ballroom entrance located down the driveway side of the mansion. (Look for the open flag)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Gwen W
    1 contribution
    Delightful and Educational Experience
    We were traveling back from Niagara Falls to New Jersey and decided to stop halfway in Binghamton. We looked online to see what’s best to do in this quaint city and this tour was the number one recommended thing, and now I understand why. Our tour guide Helen knew everything and anything about the mansion, it’s past owners, the history of the woman’s club, and the city’s founding. She was warm and welcoming and answered every question we had. If you are looking for something to do that’s inexpensive, not time consuming, and educational, I would highly recommend touring this museum. The inside is something straight from the Gilded Age and the tour guides available are amazing!
    Thank you for visiting.
    Written June 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Karl R
    1 contribution
    Great place, great tour
    We visited the Phelps Mansion Museum on Saturday, May 27th for an eleven o’clock tour. Our tour guide (Joe) was a very pleasant and knowledgeable tour manager. He had an incredible store of stories and tales of the history and the construction of the mansion. We really enjoyed his guidance throughout this museum. I would recommend that this be a great stop during any stay in Binghamton.
    Thank you for visiting.
    Written June 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • MichaelTQ92
    Drums, Pennsylvania58 contributions
    If you are in the Binghamton area and love history, must see!
    Our family had a great time visiting the mansion which was built in 1870! If you live history and are in the Binghamton area, do yourself a favor and go. Our tour guide was awesome and I like the fact afterwards they let us walk around the house to take pictures. Highly recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Melissa G
    1 contribution
    Outstanding music venue.
    We had a marvelous time at Phelps Mansion listening to the Blue Velvet Band. The music was great and their vocalist was wonderful. Refreshments were available, parking was ample and the venue was perfect. An added bonus was the couples that came out to dance to the music. They were a treat to watch.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Judith G
    Breinigsville, Pennsylvania9 contributions
    Historic NY sight not to be missed.
    Beautiful historic mansion, not to be missed. Thank you, Joe, for the thorough and relaxing tour and Jen for your hospitality. If you are traveling through the state be sure to stop. PBS worthy documentary. I hope that happens sooner than later! Evening ended with a lovely and fun musical jazz performance with Corinne and Patrick.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 9, 2023
  • Cathy W
    2 contributions
    Surprising treasure
    What a surprise! Joe was so informative and pleasant - his enthusiasm for the beauty, nostalgia and history of the mansion was contagious. Not only did we enjoy a tour of Phelps Mansion but Joe also directed us to other historical treasures in Binghamton - made for an excellent day.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 23, 2023
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JuliR624
Scottsdale, AZ108 contributions
Aug 2020
This mansion museum is well worth the price of the inexpensive admission. We were treated to a very informative tour. Reservations are required right now; but it is pleasant to have the tour guide all to yourself. We didn't feel rushed. The tour was about 45 mins. to an hour. If you love history or architecture his place is a must-see. Some parts are handicapped accessible, bathrooms are available, there is bottled water for sale and a gift shop. Plenty of free parking, too. This is a place I would re-visit.
Written August 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate you visiting with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written October 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inspiration748983
2 contributions
Nov 2020
AMAZING! Such a wonderful experience. JP and Joe made the stories and information about the house come alive. No detail was left unturned. Fascinating, if you enjoy touring mansions, experiencing the past, and discovering new aspects of a time gone by visit the Phelps Mansion Museum.
On a personal note, my sisters and I were enjoying a day together (traveling from the four corners) in Binghamton, we went to the mansion only for all tours booked. Broken hearted, we rang the bell only to hope we could peak into the mansion. JP, a volunteer - so thoughtful, arranged for a special tour for us. We were thrilled and over joyed.
The tour is something not to miss. Joe and JP have a wealth of knowledge they generously share with the public. The easy going relaxed tour was the perfect way to spend a great time with my sisters.
Many thanks and cannot wait to visit again.
Written November 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting with us!
Written May 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cre8girl
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Aug 2020
I visited the Phelps Mansion in August 2020 on my way up to the wonderful gorges near Ithaca, NY. This mansion is just gorgeous and I loved the tour. Due to Covid-19 I had a tour guide all to myself! I believe his name was Joe and he clearly loved his job and was very knowledgable about the house and it's history. If you want a glimpse of a moderately expensive Gilded Age mansion this is the perfect place. Built by a local self-made man the details in the house are tasteful, masculine, and exquisitely crafted, not like your over the top Gilded Age "Cottages" in Newport, etc. You can really get a sense of what everyday life would have been like in the house. I recommend this as a nice diversion if you are into history and architecture.
Written October 31, 2020
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Thank you for visiting. I enjoyed being able to show you the mansion and tell its history.
Written May 22, 2021
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Lori E
1 contribution
Mar 2021
My favorite part of the tour was admiring the amazingly beautiful woodwork. It was also interesting to learn of how Mr. Phelps made his money. We were also informed about how the gas lighting was converted to electric. There were several photos of nearby historic places which our guide was quite knowledgeable of. There was even a gift shop with many interesting books. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Phelps Mansion and reccommend it to others.
Written March 8, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting with us.
Written May 26, 2022
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MissRoadTrip
Forty Fort, PA519 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
What a great place to visit. We made reservations ahead of time and during Covid your tour is up to 6 people and will only include who you arrive with.. So no outside strangers are in your group. Joe greeted us when we arrived. We tour many mansions in different states and this was at the top of tours we have gone on. The home was still decorated for Christmas so it was nice and cozy. Beautifully decorated. The woodwork is breathtaking. Joe was very informative and always had answers for any questions we had. We could see that he really loves the home and cares for it. He's very friendly and made our experience one to remember. We definitely want to visit again and bring others with us.
Written January 17, 2021
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Thank you so much. We do hope to see you again sometime.
Written May 26, 2022
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PhillieJenn
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
What a charming outing it was when we had the chance to visit the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton, NY. Our tour guides were so knowledgeable in the history of an era gone by that is represented by the beauty and intrigue of the old mansion. They understood how every detail came to be. They seemed to have a genuine enthusiasm for the history of the Phelps family and the changes that have taken place in the mansion since the Phelps family’s death. Every safety protocol that you can imagine was followed, so this is a perfect way to spend a Covid-friendly afternoon. Best to reserve your tour ahead of time. You will not be disappointed.
Written November 23, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting with us!
Written May 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scenic576228
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We really enjoyed our visit to the Phelps Mansion, tucked away in the eastern end of downtown Binghamton. The house is very impressive, especially the first floor, with many elaborate wood finishes, mirrors, fireplaces, etc. Our docent, Maggie, was charming and very knowledgeable. Recommended for anyone with an interest in history.
Written February 21, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting. We shared your review with Maggie.
Written May 26, 2022
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Karl R
1 contribution
May 2023
We visited the Phelps Mansion Museum on Saturday, May 27th for an eleven o’clock tour. Our tour guide (Joe) was a very pleasant and knowledgeable tour manager. He had an incredible store of stories and tales of the history and the construction of the mansion. We really enjoyed his guidance throughout this museum. I would recommend that this be a great stop during any stay in Binghamton.
Written May 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for visiting.
Written June 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VectorBoson
Upstate New York99 contributions
Sep 2020
Due to Covid, tours were single family groups only, so we had a dedicated docent for the two of us, and he was excellent. The house is essentially the last of the gilded age mansions in Binghamton, and is beautifully preserved. Plenty to see, and many interesting stories and anecdotes about the previous owners.
Written September 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you visited with us and enjoyed your tour.
Written October 6, 2020
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Melissa G
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had a marvelous time at Phelps Mansion listening to the Blue Velvet Band. The music was great and their vocalist was wonderful. Refreshments were available, parking was ample and the venue was perfect.
An added bonus was the couples that came out to dance to the music. They were a treat to watch.
Written October 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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