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The Harry Packer Mansion Tours

19 Packer Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570 325-8566
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: Tours, Landmarks
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Owner description: The Harry Packer Mansion is open for self guided tours Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 4:30 at a cost of $5 per person.Used as the model for the Haunted Mansion in Disney World, the mansion sits on a hill overlooking the historic district.Guests can wander through the rooms at their own pace enjoying the surroundings of a bygone age.

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Deptford, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This mansion is awesome. The architecture is amazing both inside and outside. Worthwhile to put this on your list of to dos.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Did the First Friday wine tasting and also came back with friends for drinks before dinner elsewhere. The owners work hard at upkeep and it is a step back in time. Enjoyable visit if in Jim Thorpe.

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Westmont, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

great tour of local mansion- funny they changed the name from Asa Packer - think about it (assa packer) to Harry (hairy) Asa Packer - roll on the floor laughing about this one! fun tour - cool place!

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Selden, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The tour guide was pleasant and very informative. The Mansion was beautiful and well preserved. I thought the tour of the smaller mansion next door where the son lived should have been included in the price of the tour..there was and additional fee for that. All in all, a very nice highlight to our first visit to Jim Thorpe.

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Lake Telemark, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The owners of this manse make the visit worthwhile. Mostly this is a self-guided tour, however there is always someone on hand to answer questions and even give you a little town gossip! After you've finished the tour, ask if the Libation Lounge is serving! It is awesome!

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Howell, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The tour was very interesting and guide was very knowledgeable of history of the family and the business they ere involved with which was The Reading Railroad. The house along side of the mansion is now used as a hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The perfect weekend started with a late Friday arrival after a long work week. Our hostess greeted us, showed us to our very comfortable room, and we unwound on the airy front porch with drinks. An early booking for rafting prevented us from enjoying breakfast, but Pat, out hostess, had provided pastries, and the coffee was just outside our room.... More

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Reading,Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped for a beer on the porch and took a self-guided tour. Appeared to be very original. I think staying here would allow you to immerse yourself in the entire time. Assume tofu this areas heyday

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Beacon, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The best part about the mansion is the patio overlooking Jim Thorpe, order a bottle of wine, some cheese and you can't go wrong.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Went inside to listen to a Ghost Talk presented by the Rotary Club. Fun way to spend the afternoon, in the summer they take you on a Ghost Walk of the town.

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