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Address: Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-3229
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Old Money

At first glance it seems pretty ordinary on the outside. Once, inside you step back in time from mid eighteen hundreds to early nineteenth century. Rooms were beautifully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Thomas S
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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At first glance it seems pretty ordinary on the outside. Once, inside you step back in time from mid eighteen hundreds to early nineteenth century. Rooms were beautifully furnished. It felt like you were actually in that time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the packer mansion.

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Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited in October 2015 during a beautiful autumn day. The hosts at the ticket desk in the basement-level entrance were extremely polite and pleasant. There is quite a climb to the Mansion - hills and stairs - so be prepared. Unfortunately, this is not a wheelchair accessible site, but that's in keeping with the history of the property. Every room... More 

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Thank Ditdew
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see when visiting Jim Thorpe. You can't miss it. It's the giant mansion high above the hill overlooking the square below. Picturesque views from the hilltop. Friendly tour guide inside--tell him "the film producer from Centralia" sent you. So important to carry on the history of the Molly Maguires and the forming of the coal minding... More 

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Annville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Worth the fee. Excellent information on the history of the mansion. Tour guide very knowledgeable and mansion is unchanged since it was donated to the town.

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Thank Veronica N
Swoyersville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised! I simply cant get over the beautiful woodwork and carvings through out. Our family really learned a lot.

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Thank Jennifer H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The Asa Packer Mansion is SO COOL. Not a reproduction. All of the stuff in the house is as the family left it. Priceless art, antiques, furnishings...a monumental glimpse into the late 1800s and early 1900s lifestyle of the uber rich. I've been to Jim Thorpe many times and never got around to going to the mansion and I can't... More 

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Thank Jeneane J
Oxford, Michigan
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Thomas did a great job of walking us through this historic mansion and was very educated in the towns history. I highly recommend this tour. The history of the Packer fortune was a topic between my husband and I on our long trip back to Michigan.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Highly recommend the tour of the museum, was awesome. Beautiful one of a kind things to see inside and lots of great information.

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Thank Janet69R
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great history lesson of a person I was not familar with. Tour guide was wonderful. This is a cash only tour.

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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you are visiting Jim Thorpe, wear comfortable walking shoes. Especially if you are planning on visiting the Mansion. It is quite the hike to get to the top of the (very steep) hill. Unfortunately the only restrooms available to the public are at the train station at the bottom of the hill. Be sure to plan accordingly. Although an... More 

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