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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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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of local history about the Packer family... Unbelievable construction of the estate for that period of time and the generosity of the family to their hired help and the town of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe. The mechanical musical player was also a site to see and hear since it still works...

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Mount Laurel, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We walked up the hill above the town of Jim Thorpe to tour the Asa Packer mansion which was built by the man who owned the local railroad back in the 1800's. The mansion was willed to the town with all its original furnishings when the last remaining daughter died there alone in 1912. It was left with a caretaker... More

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Milton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The ASA Packer Museum was well worth the visit. The guide was knowledgeable. The home was gorgeous. The town of Jim Thorpe was quaint and fun to visit. Definitely a must do while in the Poconos.

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You really have to hoof it up the hill and take the our of the mansion. Kathy was our guide and she was positively awesome. She game a great history of the home and the family that lived within its walls. I love old homes with history and this one is rich. The contents of the home are stunning. The... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The guided & inexpensive tour of the preserved Asa Packer Mansion is worth the time & money! That's because you hear the story of an era that's rare, see a real home in it's original state (not restored), and the guide rocks!

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Colorado City, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Western state travelers, unfamiliar with the local history and lore. We found the property, the story, and the tour very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable, and because our group was small, and it was a "slow weekend" he took extra time, and shared extra stories. Definitely recommend.

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We love to tour these old mansions and enjoy the "technology" they were able to install into these old homes way back then! Truly a gem to tour!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

House is beautiful, the detail and workmanship was exceptional. Our tour guide was sweet and knowledgeable.

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tour guides were wonderful! We especially enjoyed the detail with which the tour guid knew the Packer family.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Need to climb a lot of step to get to the Mansion, but that is good exercise. Worth the climb. Awesome woodwork and furnishings in the home.

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