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“Historic Adventure”
Review of Asa Packer Mansion

Asa Packer Mansion
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The mansion was spetacular if you like history which my husband and I both do. The tour guide was very informative and knew every detail of the history of the family and the mansion. Only thing I didn't like was the numerous flights of stairs you had to climb to reach the mansion. If steps are difficult for you I'd suggest going up the road (which is steep)to the Harry Packer Mansion and going in that way or go out that way and down the hill when it's over.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

this place was so incredible , the packer story was amazing, the wood work was spectacular .me and my wife went to every room. we could not take photos inside.the house was very advanced for the time. the grounds are beautiful. one of the richest men in america.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This lovely mansion sits on a high hill overlooking the center of Jim Thorple. It was built by Asa Packard who made his money in railroading and founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. In the spring and summer the house is open daily, while in the winter only during weekends, It is wise to call ahead to check their hours. The house can only be visited by means of a tour. There was regular tours of the home which has many interesting period pieces and furniture. The mansion is open fromn 11 AM to 4 PM and tours last about an hour and are not recommended for sjmall children. The mansion is a special place for us since we were married on its porch.

An interesting place to visit while in Jim Thorpe. A word of caution--if parking in town, it is a steep walk up to the mansion.

1  Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Loved, loved, loved it - Beautiful interior and a very detailed tour. Not anything young children would enjoy, but it was perfect for adults. Did hear one child from another group crying throughout. I'd have guessed him to be 3 or 4 years old. Not a good idea to bring them as his crying really disrupted everything. Too much to expect a four year old to listen to a 45 min tour about furniture, woodwork, etc. Wish parents used their heads sometimes. That said, it was a beautiful place to visit though. Only other caution is that there are NO restrooms so go before you make the long hike up the hill to the mansion.

1  Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a must do if you are in town. It is so hard to believe there was this kind of wealth back then. Nice tour.

Thank peachtree55
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