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Asa Packer Mansion

Address: Packer Hill Drive, P.O. Box 108, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-3229
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great piece of local history--and I found the story behind the mansion, and of Asa Packer, quite interesting. It is an easy and inexpensive tour, and a must-do for your visit to Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Again we have stayed at the Asa Packer Mansion on previous occasions but not this trip. We have been going to Jim Thorpe for many years and we have stayed at both Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions. We have participated in a Murder Mystery Weekend at one of the mansions. Very enjoyable. Quite obviously we enjoy this town we... More 

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Northfield, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the Asa Packer Mansion while staying near Jim Thorpe. The mansion is very ornate and the tour was very interesting. It was well worth the walk up the steep hill. The view of Jim Thorpe from the mansion grounds was beautiful. The Packers built the mansion next door as well. The outside of that mansion was used as... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We found it very interesting and informative learning about the Packer family and seeing all the original furniture and items they owned.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The tour of the mansion was full of information, the tour guide was very proud of this local treasure. Go early in the day so there is more sunlight. The home can be dark d/t the woodwork in the home and the dim lighting, but still so much to see and learn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Asa Packer Mansion is a must see in Jim Thorpe. Excellent tour guides that you can tell truly love this mansion. Lots of fantastic stories.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The tour guide was terrific ! She brought the old house alive. Quite an old house with some unique history !

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Must see. Historical. Enjoy while getting wealth of knowledge. There is lot to learn from the mention. You can feel the thought process of people from 125 years back.

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PA
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a must visit. The house is absolute incredible. Be sure to check out the "flocked" wall paper on the first floor. The ability to navigate steps is required for the full tour, and the climb to the mansion is steep. But well worth it.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lovely tour with knowledgeable tour guides. It rivals the Newport, RI tours! Be sure to check out the B&B next door (son's house) for a self guided tour. And it is reasonably priced.

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