A Brief Look at Us
We welcome and invite you to the Phelps Mansion Museum 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 the design, beautiful rare woods, metal, and glass
in the interior of the house. A beautiful Baccarat crystal chandelier
from 1890 adorns the ballroom while rare chandeliers in other rooms are
reminiscent of the Victorian period. Viewing the outside of the Museum,
the 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.
News & Events
December22 - Glitter and Gold: A Gilded Age Holiday Concert. This living history grand opera concert will create the experience of stepping back into the 1890's, complete with costumes and holiday themed music. Details...
December 14 - The Snowflake Ball. Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar by Remlik's, prizes, a 50/50 drawing and dancing to music by Dan McMyne. Details ...
November 25th - Local resident and Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Author Mary Pat Hyland will discuss how her family memories inspired her sixth novel, The House with the Wrap-Around Porch. Details...
We are proud to present a free 5-part program looking at the American Civil War from different points of view. Final session Dec 12.
Victorian and Edwardian Wedding Gowns - Many new brides are looking for vintage style dresses. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see traditional wedding designs.
A exhibit of white dresses from the Phelps Mansion Museum clothing collection is on display. The age of the dresses are from about 1885 to 1916, spanning the end of the Victorian period and the first years of the Edwardian period.