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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 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Ronkonkoma, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very interesting to see the authentic furnishings in this home, would have been nice to take pictures to show friends, but no photos allowed, but you can buy them.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything original to the house only $8 person to tour. Wonderful history. To bad u can't take pictures. Knowledgeable tour guide.

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed next door in the Harry Packer Mansion and after hearing all of the history we had to visit this as well. Everything in the house is original to when the last Packer, Mary, died in 1912. It was amazing to think that much of it had been there, unchanged, from when it was built in the 1800"s. The... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This mansion was pretty impressive--the Packers put so much into every detail of their house! The wallpaper was textured by hand, practically everything was custom made; the house is beautiful. To me, the tour was a little uncomfortable. It was a hot day, and understandably the house had no a/c, but it made it hard to appreciate the house. Plus,... More

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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177 reviews 177 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a very nice and informative home tour. The house is beautiful and the guides give you a great deal of history. It is both as to the family and the structure itself. The music machine in the second floor hallway is worth the tour itself. No elevators so you need to be able to take steps but the... More

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NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I really enjoyed this tour. The mansion was beautiful and the tour was informative. The finishes and most of the furniture were original. Beautiful wood work. Staff at the front desk was nice, tour guide was well informed but lacked personality... hardly answering questions with more than a yes or no. We were the last tour of the day, so... More

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Phila
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had visited here about 25 years ago so we took visiting family for a return trip. We were the only ones (. 4 of us) on the tour and the docent was very nice and informative. They really explain a lot about the family and the innovations that were very progressive for the time the house was built. Very... More

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Worth doing the tour. The mansion is beautiful. It is something else to hear about how Asa Paker made his millions and the construction of this house is just amazing. It is a walk up hill to get to the mansion, but their are rocking chairs on the porch to rest. Also the view is spectacular.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Original furniture in the mansion, great guide, interesting stories of family. Best tour in Jim Thorpe to do.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

this is the"cats meow" of mansions ive been in.beautiful house with nice yard and fantastic view off the front porch.honestly I wasn't even gonna take the tour when I heard I think $8 but I decided too and that was a great decision.our tour guide was very very informative and really did a nice job.i learned so much on the... More

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