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Asa Packer Mansion

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Address: Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-3229
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I've been to a lot of historic homes, but the stories surrounding this one are particularly compelling! I had no idea of the wealth of this family and how they influenced the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to a lot of historic homes, but the stories surrounding this one are particularly compelling! I had no idea of the wealth of this family and how they influenced the surrounding area. The guide was very well informed and articulate. There were furnishings, such as "gravel stenciling wall paper" with which I was not familiar. I will remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Asa Packer's mansion tour is one of the things you can do in Jim Thorpe. Being a first timer in this town, I don't really know much of it's history. But coming here with the guided tour, you can gain an insight into how this town came about. For a fee, they will give you a tour of this mansion,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was so interesting the rooms and the wooden stair case and the house itself is so beautiful with that period so displayed before you. It so reminded me of the Flagler Hotel (which is now part of Flagler College) in St Augustine because both men were in the railroad business during this time period.

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Marlton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was fun! Our tour guide was well informed and funny! Bring good walking shoes because the climb uphill is a tough one, but well worth it!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hiked up the hill in the heat for this tour and it was well worth it. Most all furnishings are original. Last family owner died in 1912 and everything was preserved in situ for 44 years before it became open to the public. Fascinating history of Asa Parker's life and his family. Our docent was highly knowledgeable and very entertaining.... More 

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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This museum is definitely worth seeing. We have been to many restorations and historic houses but we were quite surprised how this site is filled with all the original furnishings and belongings of the Packer family. And all of them in beautiful condition. It's as if time stood still. The tour is well done as well.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A marvelous history lesson for one of the countries wealthiest and philanthropic families. Lovely estate. Well worth the hour. Just be warned...there are a lot of steps to climb to the mansion, and once inside, three floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great tour! This place has been surprisingly left untouched for many years. Makes you feel you've stepped back in time ! A visit is a MUST!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I toured the Asa Packer Mansion expecting to hear the typical industrialist story. Far from it! It was so interesting to hear how the Packer family had humble beginnings, which they always remembered, dining with their servants and sponsoring tuition for students at Lehigh University (founded by Mr. Packer). This family played such an interesting role in the history of... More 

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West Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

About an hour tour and well worth the time. Asa left his family 54.5 million dollars when he died in late 1800's. Check out original furnishings, detailed carved rosettes on the walls, Louie Vuitton trunks and hear details of life during that time period.

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