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Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton

(4.6/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Sherman Phelps was a prominent businessman who resided in Binghamton in the late 19th century. His mansion is well preserved, and is typical of the Victorian style. But the real interest of this tour ...  more »
  • We visited on a quiet and cold Sunday, just myself and young daughter. She could have been easily bored, but was not - the docent was very friendly and engaging, and we learned a lot about the Phelps ...  more »
  • The tour docents were very knowledgeable and kind. We could have stayed and asked many more questions. Parking is confusing, but the tour was worth it.  more »
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  • 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.