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Asa Packer Mansion

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Address: Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: +1 570-325-3229
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting historical tour with a very knowledageble docent.

Area historical facts mixed with a family history of how a common man with common sense and appropriate skills made millions as the age of coal and then-new railroads evolved in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Area historical facts mixed with a family history of how a common man with common sense and appropriate skills made millions as the age of coal and then-new railroads evolved in that area of Pennsylvania

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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bloody Mary's! Was a beautiful day to sit outside. only open a few hours on the weekend but should make it a priority to stop when in town

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third tour of the Asa Packer Mansion. I pick up a new tidbit or two each time I tour. The tour guides are wonderful and informative!

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Thank Sally M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim Thorpe is this wonderful historic town nestled, literally, in the gorges along the Lehigh River in northeast Pennsylvania. There's a genuine feeling of going back in time with no modern buildings, townhomes, or even a Walgreens anywhere in sight. Think Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful Life" and you'd be right on target. High above the town is the... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house should definitely be on your must-see list. Such incredible detail. The only complaint was that the tours took on way too many people in each group. I would have rather gone through faster (than the 45 minutes it took) and had the chance to see more. Instead people would stand in place and block a lot of detail.... More 

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live pretty close to this location and have been many times and could probably give the tour LOL. This is a cash only establishment but the tour is so worth it. Beautiful house with lots of history, definitely recommend.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the American take on the Victorian era, this is an excellent example of the type of architecture. The guides are very well informed; there are a multitude of details; the restorations are superb; and you cannot fail to learn something interesting. We loved the visit and would go back again if in the area.

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Whippany, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, James, was amazingly knowledgable, engaging and interesting. I love that they don't require their docents t memorize a script, but enable them to discuss the things they find interesting about the property, it's history, and the items n each room. I couldn't believe how specific and detailed he was, and how his pointing out little details really... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend this Tour takes about 1 hour I have visited many old homes and this has at least several items not seen at others

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love high-end Victorian architecture and interiors, this place is for you! Before visiting, check the website to be sure the second floor is open to visitors. The day my husband and I went, we could tour only the first floor. The $4 entrance fee was still well worth it! We did the self-guided tour, with the history and... More 

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