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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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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Milford, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent tour of the mansion. The tour guide was obviously passionate about his job and knew his history. The house itself is absolutely amazing. The wood work is breathtaking. Everything in the house is original except a few of the carpets. You can't go to Asa Packer's hometown without going to see his house. The tour was about 45 minutes.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Asa Packer only reached the 8th grade in education but proved that one could be extremely successful In spite of it. He began his career as an apprentice in house carpentry in Susquehanna County, pa. From there he ran coal boats on the Lehigh Canal. From there he operated a boat yard producing g coal boats for the canal. This... More

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Loudonville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very interesting tour of an amazing mansion. Docent was very knowledgeable and friendly. Mansion is very well taken care of and is filled with unique furnishings.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The mansion is really beautiful - original contents, wallpaper, lighting, etc. Fascinating history of the area and the Packer family. Jim Thorpe, PA involves walking and hills. The tour includes stairs and there is a hill to walk to get to the mansion. Not recommended for those with mobility issues. We also saw the Harry Packer Mansion next door. For... More

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