Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on December 9th. Urban Explorer, Bryant Neal, hosts a presentation remembering the abandoned and forgotten architecture in America’s cities.

“Abandoned Upstate: Photos of Binghamton History”

The Abandoned Upstate Project is an ongoing visual collection of urban decay. From forgotten resorts to collapsing asylums, its reach spans hundreds of unique locations. No piece of history is immune to the effects of the reclamation of nature.

Bryant Neal is an urban explorer who found a passion for archiving abandoned spaces. His work exposes the beauty in decay through ornate details and somber backdrops. Bryant documents the deterioration of locations through photography, cinematography, and 35mm film.

Admission

  • Nonmembers: $10.00/person
  • Members: $8.00/person
  • Zoom option: $5.00

*Reservation Required
*
Must be 21+ years of age
*First drink is free with admission

Reservation
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD

Zoom Option: $5.00

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Join the Phelps Mansion Museum for a Thursday luncheon on Veteran’s Day! Local historian, John Darrow, will also host a program telling the history of Veteran’s Day.

Admission (Reservation Required)

– Lunch and Program: $20.00/person

-Program Only: $5.00/person

Lunch Reservation
Lunch and Program $20.00 USDProgram Only $5.00 USD

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS APPLY! All visitors are required to wear masks regardless of vaccine status!


So here’s to the mad ones who don’t fit in, the radicals and firebrands. The square pegs
in the round holes; they are the ones who see more than we do and won’t follow the
rules. You can underestimate them or disagree with them, sing their praises or
disparage them, but you’ll never be able to disregard them, because they transform
things and push us all forward; and though some might see them as insane they’re
actually masterminds.

There have always been those who had the initiative to go where no man or woman
had gone before. “Those Who Crossed Barriers” is about Americans brave to cross barriers and
willing to face the consequences. It takes imagination and determination to do so,
yet the people we often think of as the nutty ones are the ones who change the world.

Nellie Bly, who paved the way for women in investigative journalism in a
man’s world.

Sophie Lyons, who lit the criminal world on fire with her wily con-woman
way.

Corporal Margaret Hastings, one of a group of Army WACS who brought women
into the military.

Orville and Wilbur Wright who worked at making a flying machine,
while others gave up.

Katharine Wright, who never made a name
for herself like her brothers, but without her they could not do what they did.

 

Those Who Crossed Barriers written and directed by Judith Present stars: Maryann
Johnson, Lisa Dutcher, Dawn Gould, Bonnie DeForest, and John Montgomery.
Presentarts is a theater company that brings historical characters on stage as
fundraisers for Museums, Churches, Historical Societies and other Organization interested in historical performances and characters.

Admission is $15.00/person | Reservations Only!

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS APPLY! All visitors are required to wear masks regardless of vaccine status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on October 21st. Local historian, E.J. Murphy, hosts a presentation detailing one man’s life during the American Civil War.

The Phelps Mansion Museum presents: the return of History Happy Hour!

Thursday, Oct. 21st 7-9PM

Drink beer and talk history during the Phelps Museums’ History Happy Hour. This month we are featuring E.J. Murphy, who will present “‘The Rugged Stock of a Passing Generation’ – Sherlock Foster Black’s Long Civil War.”

Sherlock Foster Black was born in Chenango in 1844 and rose to prominence as one of the Parlor City’s societal stalwarts in the years after the Civil War. Black enlisted in the 27th New York Infantry regiment at the outbreak of the war and saw action in some of the deadliest battles early in the conflict. After the regiment mustered out of service, Black would lend his services to the 14th New York Heavy Artillery regiment. During his time with the 14th , Black found himself in enemy captivity. The experiences that Black endured stuck with him for life and helped shape the man that would later become one of Binghamton’s longest serving law enforcement officers.

E.J. Murphy is an educator and public historian from Scranton, PA. He is the Project Coordinator for the Waverly Community House’s “Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly” program and teaches social studies at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton.

This event will be in-person.

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

ADMISSION
$20 public/ $15 members
Persons must be 21 years & older
Ticket price includes 1 drink*, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle.

*Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available. Your ticket includes one drink & others may be purchased during the event.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

You can purchase tickets online at https://phelpsmansion.org/event/history-happy-hour-21/



Admission

Reservation ONLY

    • Non-Members: $20.00/person
    • Members: $15.00/person

First drink is free is with admission.

Reservations
NonMember $20.00 USDMember $15.00 USD

 

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status


Charlene Thomas with autoharp on left and a black and white photo of Stephen Foster on the right

(Left) Charlene Thomas with her auto-harp | (Right) Stephen Foster circa 1860

Charlene Thomson is a local musician and composer of both dance and folk music; talented at the accordion, auto-harp, and piano. Thomson enjoys sharing the connection between music and its history. In this program, in particular, she will share songs and stories of the famous local composer, the late Stephen Foster.

Stephen Foster grew up in PA and became one of the most famous American composers in the 19th century. Charlene will share stories of the beloved composer, accompanied by equally beloved and familiar songs of Foster including: “Oh! Sussanah,” “Camptown Races,” and “My Kentucky Home.”


The Stephen Foster program will follow the luncheon at the Phelps Museum. From 12:00 – 1:00pm, food will be served to participants that reserved a seat. Those who attend the luncheon will also be able to attend the program from 1:00-2:00pm if they wish.

A menu will be available online at a later date!

Admission

  • Lunch and Program: $20/person | Reservations By Phone Only!
  • Program Only: $5/person | No reservation required

In accordance with NYS Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic: all visitors, volunteers and staff regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask or other appropriate face covering while in the building.


For more information email us [email protected] or call us at (607)722-4873.


EJ Murphy is an educator and public historian from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is the Project Coordinator for the Waverly Community House’s Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly program and teaches social studies at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton.

EJ will discuss the Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly program as well as the Civil War era connections between Binghamton, Waverly, and the rest of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Admission

$10.00…Not Yet Members

$8.00…Phelps Mansion Museum Members

Tickets also available at the door or by phone at (607) 722-4873.

In accordance with NYS Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic, all non-vaccinated guests are still required to wear masks!

Purchase Seats
Non-Members $10.00 USDMembers $8.00 USD