Located just a short drive from the Poconos across the New York border, the Phelps Mansion Museum is a decadent example of the magnificent mansions built by wealthy businessmen and bankers during the Gilded Era—especially by Sherman D. Phelps and his family. Read on below and see why the Phelps Mansion Museum is well worth the visit during your time in the Poconos!
Once the massive mansion home of Sherman D. Phelps, the Phelps Mansion Museum today showcases the opulent grandeur of Gilded Era mansions built between 1870 and 1900. Here, you and your guests can enjoy tours of the home and its antique wares while learning about the history of Sherman D. Phelps and his family.
Phelps was a banker, businessman, and later the mayor of Binghamton. He purchased three adjoining properties on the high-end Court Street, tearing them down in order to erect a mansion that cost nearly $120,000 to build. The famous architect Isaac G. Perry, who later built the New York State Capitol, designed the elaborate home.
Construction on the mansion was completed in 1871 and the Phelps family moved in during 1872. The home features marble floors, expertly handcrafted woodwork, glamorous paintings and statues, and lighting and furniture from the Gilded Age.
Admission for the Phelps Mansion Museum is priced at $5.00 for students and seniors and at $7.00 for adults. Children ages 12 years and younger are admitted for free.
Guided group tours of the home depart each half hour, with tours lasting an hour in total. Private group tours of 10 people or more can be requested on Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Group tours must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.
The Phelps mansion is open on Friday through Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm, with the last tour beginning at 4:30pm.
You’ll find Phelps Mansion Museum at 191 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901. For more details on the museum, you can call (607) 722-4873, email email@example.com, or speak with one of our representatives at Pocono Mountain Rentals.
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