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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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Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have been to many many historical sites and this one finally has 95% ORIGINAL items from the Original owners of the house (from 1800s). Really a good place to visit.

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NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was on the last tour of the day and am so glad I arranged my schedule to fit in this tour of Victorian wealth! The fact that 90+% of the furnishings are original to Asa Packer and his family made the experience intriguing. Our tour guide informed us that daughter Mary Packer Cummings made it her mission to retain the... More

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Myerstown, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our guide was very well-read and friendly. The mansion itself is amazing. I would take a second tour just to see it again!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our tour of the Asa Packer Mansion was simply fascinating. We were there with the grandparents and 2 kids as young as 9 years old. Joyce, out tour guide was one of the best tour guides we've had anywhere. If you like history, art and architecture, this tour is for you! Tips: - There are many steps up to and... More

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PA
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is so nice and to see how these people lived. The house is mostly original. Just gorgeous! Gives you some history and the story of the family. Wish you could take photos.

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Reading,Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was very impressed with this home. Our tour guide was very knowledgable on the estate and shared every tidbit of that knowledge with us. The interior details inside this home were superb as well as the feel of the original state of the mansion. Yes, the carpets were a but tattered, but it adds to the authenticity of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Asa Packer mansion is truly a gem and beautiful inside and out. It is amazing to see such a place of this sort which has lasted so long. Well worth a tour or you can get some great photos here from the outside, Jim Thorpe is such a great little town, so rich in history and people take pride... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The tour of the Asa Packer mansion is great. Such a beautiful house, grounds and views. It is a little slice of American history but fun. You get to see how the rich and powerful lived at a time when most of the country had a very ruff life. The family had hard times as well and the fortune was... More

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First of all, many historical tours are through structures that have been re-done with modern materials over the years. The Asa Packer Mansion is 94% original, right down to the gravel wall paper in one of the hall ways. Not kidding. Mr. Packer emerged from very common roots to be the wealthiest man in the United States at one time.... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great tour by a knowledgeable guide. Been there before, but go so much more information this time from tour guide Jean. She held the interest of our 6-year old for over an hour. The house is stunning and the details are amazing.

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