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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
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Well worth the walk up the hill

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Walt W
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

Thank Walt W
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

Thank SteveG13
White Haven, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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.

Thank raachmyers
New York City, New York
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1,604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

Thank robcurtross
Whippany, NJ
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 

Thank Skinewyork
Towson, Maryland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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

Thank thillyted
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

Thank Amy J
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and the house is the history of town. We loved it and will return again.

Thank Evan L
Orefield, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

What opulence! Could not have appreciated this place without the wonderful and informative guided tour. Well worth the time and the hike up the hill to get there!

Thank Ann G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is jaw-droppingly opulent. Asa Packer and his family were wealthy beyond most people's imaginations. Visit their home and you will understand! Nice guided tour and plenty of time to wander on the grounds.

Thank PALynne

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