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Historic Phelps House

1146 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-2832
+1 417-358-1776
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Bad mistake

Attempted to visit, however even though the Phelps House was scheduled to be open it was not. Had... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
via mobile
Beautiful and historical

This house is beautiful, inside and out. One can see why many people have weddings here, as it is... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Marty Ann P
Carthage, Missouri
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16 Aug 2017
“Beautiful and historical”
23 May 2017
“One of Several Houses in HIstoric Center Downtown”
1146 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-2832
+1 417-358-1776
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Attempted to visit, however even though the Phelps House was scheduled to be open it was not. Had planned this trip for months and looked forward to this. When we arrived was told by an art instructor it was going open afew minutes late. After...More

Thank DebiRuby
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This house is beautiful, inside and out. One can see why many people have weddings here, as it is a beautiful venue, large yard and wonderful kitchen facilities available. If you have a chance, a tour is good and helps you take a peek into...More

Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There are several great historical homes just west of main street downtown Joplin. Most of the houses were very large, all nestled among majestic trees. The homes were both wood and brick with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architectural styles. A couple of the houses...More

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Daughter loved the victorian house, doesnt require many decorations. But they need to be bright as a lot of dark areas-low lighting. Venue has 50 chairs - 13 card tables - 3 8ft tables, dining room table to use. RATES on-line are way out of...More

Thank adaluisa
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I use the Phelps for wedding, baby and birthday celebrations. The facility is beautiful and easy to work with.

Thank arnerg
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We didn't go in since it's only open for tours on Wednesdays. I'll share this: don't hurry through Carthage. Drive Central Ave from the east, turning south at Garrison for a block and back to the right on Oak St.....this is the old Route 66....More

2  Thank texdawg89
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Historic Phelps House is a great representation of the beauty in the historic homes of Carthage. Beautiful home that is rich in history.

Thank bridgesm0m
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Was a wonderful venue for after-wedding dance and dinner-buffet. Rental fees are amazingly low. Every room is full of fantastic wood and carvings, Massive fireplaces, garden room, elegant staircase for photos, and beautiful crystal and antique party settings, as with every corner of this amazing...More

1  Thank bob r
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a very unique house to visit. You can rent it out for functions as well. Very delightful. One of the charming places of Carthage.

Thank Goldenrod11411
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have used the Phelps for four special events. Each time I was applauded as the best hostess ever. The house is beautiful and entertainment friendly. I have given three wedding/baby showers and one wedding reception with no problems at all. The kitchen and serving...More

1  Thank glendakay105
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27 August 2015|
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Response from ottovonbraun |
Hello, the house is open for tours from 10-4 on Wednesdays April through November. Tours are $5 per person.
Travis B
9 April 2015|
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