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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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  • This tour was a great way to learn more about Binghamton! I just arrived two days ago and will be here for the next 10 weeks, starting out knowing nothing now through this tour I feel more connected t...  more »
  • We met Frank our tour guide who led us from room to room telling us about each and pointing out interesting facts about the mansion, who built it and the people who lived there. The woodwork was diffe...  more »
  • This is the only mansion left on mansion row in Binghamton. It was built in the 1800's and still has all the original woodwork. The staircase alone is worth the visit! The staff is friendly and very k...  more »
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  • Lovely young lady giving tour, friendly , knowledgeable. The craftsmanship and attention to detail just amazing. The tour guide offered fascinating bits of information that opened the minds eye to aspects of life I was unaware of.
  • Beautiful old historic house. And I just happened to be there that day for a chamber music concert.
  • Great Local treasure
  • 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.