Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Last tour begins at 4:30pm
**Please note at this time the museum only offers guided tours.**
Seniors (62 & older) $5
Children 12 & younger Free
Guided tours are every 30 minutes. Tours last approximately 1 hour.
Private group tours of 10 or more people may be arranged Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Tours must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information please call 607 722 4873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tours
Join a museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of the mansion. Please email email@example.com to schedule an ASL Interpreted Tour at least 2 weeks in advance.
For those who would like to use the museum to take personal photos (weddings, special occasions, etc.), we can accommodate arrangements for you. Sessions are charged per hour, and need to be scheduled two weeks in advance with House Manager Joe Schuerch via email. Photography sessions cannot be scheduled during tour hours (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), but they can be scheduled around them. We do not provide photographers.
Junior Docent Program Information
Are you a student between the age of 13 and 17 who might be interested in?
- Museum Careers (educator, curator, exhibit designer, conservator, etc)?
- Learning about history of The Phelps Mansion Museum?
- Working with young children in creative activities?
- Meeting other teens with similar interests?
- Enhancing your resume for college and job applications?
If you can answer yes to any of those questions please consider volunteering as a Junior Docent.
Who are Junior Docents?
Highly motivated students between the ages 13 to 17 are invited to become a part of the exciting Junior Docent program. Junior Docents are museum volunteers who are trained to participate in family and children’s programming and to help museum visitors better understand and appreciate the history of our area. Junior Docents assist in a variety of programming including: mansion tours, special event tours, and children’s workshops.
Becoming a Junior Docent is an opportunity for teenagers to explore history, develop skills in leadership, time management and public speaking while at the same time making a significant contribution to the community.
Selection is based upon application, teacher recommendation, parent or guardian permission, and an interview. Junior Docents are required to volunteer at least 6 hours a month and are expected to remain in the program for one year.
If you would like to participate in this new and exciting program as a Junior Docent and want more information please call us at 607-722-4873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be considered for the Junior Docent program, please stop in for an application.
Photography is permitted but please no flash or tripods
The museum is fully accessible with lift access to first and second floors.
Please use our ballroom entrance for tours. Parking is available at the back of the mansion.