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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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Hagerstown, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent an enjoyable half day in Jim Thorpe, and the highlight was this mansion. Although the outside of the house needs some work, the inside was amazing. The tour guide was very good, the tour takes about an hour, and the cost is low. Take the time for a memorable visit. Other reviewers elaborate on the details.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have toured many historic homes, often with some original items. The Asa Packer mansion is unique in the sense that you are not visiting their house - it is their home, The tour gave us a glimpse, not only of the furniture, but of the architectural and decorating customs of the period. It was interesting to note that Asa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the home of the 3rd richest man during his lifetime. If you are an admirer of ornate wood carved halls & trim you will love this home. His money was made in the transporting of coal from the anthracite coal regions of the Poconos. A must see while in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited with my 9 year old Granddaughter and she was equally amazed by the excellent presentation, history and seeing everything as it was so long ago. Parking across the street, area is hilly so may be a challenge for anyone with mobility issues. Stairs must be climbed in mansion as well. Affordable! Highly suggested!

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The house is beautiful with a majority of the items still in tact from their time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but even without a tour guide, the house is just so beautiful it's enough to walk around and look at everything. Tour fees are very reasonable.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

we wound up seeing only the outside, which was still interesting and afforded beautiful views. there are historical plaques of interest and good views of the interior. but we didn't plan well and hadn't realized that the visits are organized by timed group entrance, so we couldn't stay to go inside. it's still worth the short walk uphill to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have done a couple other mansion type tours and this probably had the most original preserved beautiful items I've seen. It was a great story about an individual, a family and an industry. It did get a bit warm and the guide although knowledgeable was a bit stiff for the kids especially compared to the coal mine tour we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Walk through the mansion and learn about the self made millionaire and his family. This house lay shrouded in covers and coal dust for forty years before being cleaned up and opened to the public, There are a good number of steps from the parking area up to the house and there are three levels inside, more stairs, but if... More

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Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I visited the Asa Paker Mansion while in Jim Thorpe, PA with our 16 year-old granddaughter. The cost was inexpensive and we got our monies worth. The tour was not one of those, hurry up and look and let’s move on. Tom our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took his time in relaying the family history.... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Came here in the fall of 2013 and was really excited to tour the Asa Packer Mansion. I was here on a Saturday and figured it would be open for tours all day long but when I went to sign up for a tour no one was even at the front desk to help me out or let me know... More

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