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Asa Packer Mansion

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Address: Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-3229
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Very Unique Mansion

A lot of cool and ornate decor and furniture and the tour guide provided an excellent history of Asa and family. Mary's music machine was very unique and still operational.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chipfio9
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of cool and ornate decor and furniture and the tour guide provided an excellent history of Asa and family. Mary's music machine was very unique and still operational.

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Stamford, CT
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe it was our particular tour guide, but we were surprised at how interesting a tour this was of an old house. The house is beautiful, especially if you appreciate fine woodwork, but the family history made it a richer experience.

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Mantua, New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great tour with a lot of history about the family and house and the time period. There are a lot of steps just getting to the house. And you have to walk up to the third floor of the house. If you are into history it is a must tour I wouldn't recommend it for children

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Willoughby Hills Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour of a piece of little-known history. Well preserved house - excellent guide. The only downside was that no photography was allowed - no good reason given.

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Thank Terry B
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fabulous old mansion, home of Asa Packer, lovingly preserved and highly original. Not your standard old house tour.....this chair came from.......and this table came from..........the docent concentrated on stories of the family with just an occasional mention of the provenance of the furnishings and objects. The tour was well executed, it felt unrehearsed and more like and old friend... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asa Packer House, a classic Italiate villa, towers over downtown Jim Thorpe. The architecture an millworker is spectacular: the best that a railroad fortune could buy. But...as spectacular as the house itself was the tour. In the comprehensive tour (that lasted over a hour, she demonstrated her love for the house, her knowledge and respect for the Packard family... More 

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into history, you cannot miss the mansion if you visit Jim Thorpe. And of you're not into history, you get a glimpse at the past first hand. To see everything today the way they were in the 1800s is fascinating to say the least. It's worth the $10.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly almost every item in the home is original. It was the most comprehensive collection of Victorian era Furniture, clothes and home furnishings anywhere. Our Guide was engaged and well versed.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were just there on 8/12. It was a very nice tour. I really enjoyed it. It was $10 for me and $9 for my husband. Senior discount starts at 55 at the Mansion.

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Westland
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little difficult to get up to house, but definitely worth the walk. Very interesting story of owners. Many beautiful items in home. We would recommend for anyone interested in old homes.

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