Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton

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The Phelps Mansion, formerly known as The Monday Afternoon Clubhouse, is a three story brick and stone mansion located on Court Street in Binghamton, New York. It was built in 1870 as the private home of Sherman D Phelps. Mr. Phelps was a successful business man, banker, Republican elector for Abraham Lincoln, and mayor of the City of Binghamton. The building was designed by Isaac G. Perry who later became the chief architect for the New York State Capitol building in Albany, New York.The mansion was purchased in 1905 by the Monday Afternoon Club (a women's civic organization). The club constructed a large ballroom on the back of the mansion in 1905 and continues to hold its weekly meetings there to this day. In 1986 ownership of the mansion was transferred to The Phelps Mansion Foundation.The Phelps Mansion was charted by the New York State Board of Regents as a museum in 2005.
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  • Lovely old building. Tour was great with one on one with a guide. Building was created with lots of details. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.  more »
  • What a great experience touring the Mansion -with the 4 tickets I won at the Clue event, we decided to visit around the holidays. Showing up for the last tour of the day, we ended up having a private ...  more »
  • A docent gave me and my godson a tour of the mansion; it felt like a private tour. It was great having a guide who could tell the history of the mansion. Love old buildings with a history. The mansion...  more »
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  • Such a stunningly beautiful mansions! Our tour guide was lovely and fun. She was very knowledgeable and answered any and all questions we had. I'll absolutely go back and visit. They also offer coupons through Groupon!
  • Very interesting. Learned a lot about the history of Binghamton.
  • Interesting house, very kind and informative guide. Perfect for historically inclined people with a free evening.
  • This was a very good tour. There is a lot of information both historical and architectural. It is nice to know that people are making an effort to maintain the beautiful places in Binghamton. Thanks to all who give there energy to that cause.
  • Amazing place, nice preserves and friendly guides.Definetely should visit, worth every penny.
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