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Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Drive, P.O. Box 108, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(570) 325-3229
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

First of all, many historical tours are through structures that have been re-done with modern materials over the years. The Asa Packer Mansion is 94% original, right down to the gravel wall paper in one of the hall ways. Not kidding. Mr. Packer emerged from very common roots to be the wealthiest man in the United States at one time.... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great tour by a knowledgeable guide. Been there before, but go so much more information this time from tour guide Jean. She held the interest of our 6-year old for over an hour. The house is stunning and the details are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The tour was awesome. To see a home with all the original work and objects from that time. Its amazing and the guide knew the story well and made it fun. Must see this house. Its good for all ages.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The house has 95% original furnishings, a rare thing in these houses. The tourguide had so much knowledge about the house and history of the family. Great views from the house as well. Didn't expect to enjoy this tour so much. Well worth the time in a friendly gorgeous town.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour of this mansion was one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide, Janice, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour that much more interesting. The luxurious finishes were almost beyond comprehension, from the 1500 hand-carved wooden snowflake rosettes (each different) to the sand stenciling to the gold trimmed drapes. The mansion is perfectly preserved with furniture... More

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

What a special treat. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a wonderful trip back in time, leaving 2014 and entering at least for an hour or so 1880 something. This is an actual fully furnished with the original furnishings of the Packer family. This is not a reconstruction, this is pure and untouched.The last Packer who lived... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tour was professional and extensive. Our guide was very well informed and handled all questions well. The mansion contains all of its original furnishings making it a truly rare treasure. If you're in Jim Thorpe be sure to include the mansion.

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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The tour was factual, furnishings authentic, a look back into the coal days of the region and how the wealthy lived. There are lots of steps to climb in the house and worth it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It's not often that you get to stroll around a victorian mansion and we loved it. Our guide was very good and quite knowledgeable. She encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer every one along with interesting side stories as well. We stayed at the Harry Packer mansion next door so getting there was as easy as... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the mansion on a lovely spring day. We did not have to wait long to start the tour which was $8 for adults and $7 for seniors. We had a large group so it was a bit crowded but not uncomfortable. The weather was nice so it was comfortable in the mansion but may be... More

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