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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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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing staff, very knowledgeable and engaging. It is definitely worth the stop to learn some local history. 
  • We took our 9 year old daughter for a tour of the Phelps Mansion. Not only did she LIKE it, she LOVED it! So much, she came back to her school in PA and told her class all about it! The tour guide was...  more »
  • With hopeful hearts on New Years Eve we arrived at 4:15pm to tour the mansion. Chelsea, our tour guide was knowledgeable and understanding of time constraits (they closed at 5!). She gave us a wonderf...  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.