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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 8 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The tour of the mansion was full of information, the tour guide was very proud of this local treasure. Go early in the day so there is more sunlight. The home can be dark d/t the woodwork in the home and the dim lighting, but still so much to see and learn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Asa Packer Mansion is a must see in Jim Thorpe. Excellent tour guides that you can tell truly love this mansion. Lots of fantastic stories.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The tour guide was terrific ! She brought the old house alive. Quite an old house with some unique history !

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Must see. Historical. Enjoy while getting wealth of knowledge. There is lot to learn from the mention. You can feel the thought process of people from 125 years back.

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PA
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a must visit. The house is absolute incredible. Be sure to check out the "flocked" wall paper on the first floor. The ability to navigate steps is required for the full tour, and the climb to the mansion is steep. But well worth it.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lovely tour with knowledgeable tour guides. It rivals the Newport, RI tours! Be sure to check out the B&B next door (son's house) for a self guided tour. And it is reasonably priced.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Well maintained mansion of one of the richest men of the time. Tour guide very knowledgeable, no photos allowed .

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Bernville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was actually my third visit to this mansion built by the railroad magnate, Asa Packer. After building boats to transport coal on the Lehigh Canal to Philadelphia, he built a railroad for a speedier delivery of the "black gold". Mr. Packer built his home on the hill above Jim Thorpe (then called Mauch Chunk) in 1861. It is a... More 

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lots of local history about the Packer family... Unbelievable construction of the estate for that period of time and the generosity of the family to their hired help and the town of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe. The mechanical musical player was also a site to see and hear since it still works...

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Mount Laurel, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We walked up the hill above the town of Jim Thorpe to tour the Asa Packer mansion which was built by the man who owned the local railroad back in the 1800's. The mansion was willed to the town with all its original furnishings when the last remaining daughter died there alone in 1912. It was left with a caretaker... More 

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