Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton

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Must see · Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The Phelps Mansion Museum was built in 1870 for Sherman D. Phelps, a local Binghamton businessman, by architect, Isaac G. Perry. The "Gem" at 191 Court Street, now a historic house museum, is an exceptional example of the outstanding ability of Perry to coordinate into his designs beautiful rare woods, metal, and glass in the interior of the house. The restored mansard roof and cresting as well as the iron fence highlight the exterior of the museum.

Declared a national historic landmark in 1973, it was placed on the National Register of Historic American Buildings. In 2005 we received a provisional charter from the Board of Regents as a New York State museum.

The Phelps Mansion Museum will utilize and preserve its unique Victorian facility and collections to serve the public through regular tours, exhibits and programs emphasizing local history, education, literature, art and music.
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  • What a great place to visit. We made reservations ahead of time and during Covid your tour is up to 6 people and will only include who you arrive with.. So no outside strangers are in your group. Joe....  more »
  • What a charming outing it was when we had the chance to visit the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton, NY. Our tour guides were so knowledgeable in the history of an era gone by that is represented...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! The architecture is something like no other. Our tour guide was amazing and took her time with us. We will definitely return during the holiday season to see it all decorated.
  • Very informative, interesting local history. A very unique gift shop.

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