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Address: Packer Hill Drive, P.O. Box 108, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-3229
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More than just a pretty view

The tour is more interesting than one would expect, we've been here twice in order to really take it all in. Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) has much more of a history than one might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Lorette0408
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Marlton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The tour is more interesting than one would expect, we've been here twice in order to really take it all in. Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) has much more of a history than one might realize and reminds me very much of the history of Bar Harbor, ME. The view from the hill is really beautiful too, but a word of... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The mansions is worth your time. They have wine and limited food on certain days and it is nice to sit on the carved stone porch and speculate what the other half lived like.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

closed for the season i guess... website said it was open, even called and no one answered the phone. wanted to visit this place, but couldn't. found other things to do.

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Bar Hill, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved all. It feels like owners still somewhere around. You can feel history in the air. Exiting family story . Such interested people. I have been to Europe castles, and have experience to compare. Would go again

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Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great piece of local history--and I found the story behind the mansion, and of Asa Packer, quite interesting. It is an easy and inexpensive tour, and a must-do for your visit to Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Again we have stayed at the Asa Packer Mansion on previous occasions but not this trip. We have been going to Jim Thorpe for many years and we have stayed at both Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions. We have participated in a Murder Mystery Weekend at one of the mansions. Very enjoyable. Quite obviously we enjoy this town we... More 

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Northfield, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the Asa Packer Mansion while staying near Jim Thorpe. The mansion is very ornate and the tour was very interesting. It was well worth the walk up the steep hill. The view of Jim Thorpe from the mansion grounds was beautiful. The Packers built the mansion next door as well. The outside of that mansion was used as... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We found it very interesting and informative learning about the Packer family and seeing all the original furniture and items they owned.

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

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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