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Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great tour by Carol and Chelsea. They were very knowledgeable and informative. The home is well cared for. Thoroughly enjoyed our 1 1/2 hr tour. 
  • went to see the death and mourning exhibit, it was very interesting and a learning experience. Very nicely done, can tour on your own or have a guide 
  • My husband and I visited this great museum on Saturday. Our tour guide, Helen was phenomenal and really added so much great information about the museum and the history of Binghamton. I would recommen...  read more »
  • Lovely way to spend a cold Sunday. Joe was a fantastic guide and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend it for people of all ages. Must have been a joy to live in Binghamton before it deteriorated.
  • Beautiful mansion. Very knowledgeable guides. Perfect price.
  • Beautiful Mansion and Museum. Displayed knowledgeable information, as well as courteous staff providing the history.
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