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Asa Packer Mansion

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Address: Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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+1 570-325-3229
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11:00 - 16:00
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Superb house, superb guide

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
Douglas M
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

When visiting Jim Thorpe take the tour of the Victorian mansion built in 1860 for Asa Packer. Our tour guide James was terrific. The 18 room mansion has all of it's original contents. An unbelievable time capsule. There is so much details to see that we will be returning to take another tour in the future with friends.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Make sure to find the house with the cupola. We went to the b&b and toured that thinking it was it. The home is original with much of its pieces still in tact. Lots of dark wood and beautiful stain glass. Look for metered parking as the train parking requires permit. House is on the hill so many steps. 3... More 

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The Asa Packer Mansion was the highlight of my trip. My tour guide was very friendly and full of knowledge. The inside is absolutely amazing. It's like stepping back in time! Beautiful view, beautiful house, and beautiful story about a true American entrepreneur. I will say that I am disappointed with how parts of the mansion are maintained. I would... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Asa Packer founded the Lehigh Valley Railroad and was a major philanthropist and public official. His house is close to downtown but up a steep hill with stairs. One hour tour costs $10 for adults and is very interesting because so much of the furnishings are original to the house.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is one of the best tours I've taken. About an hour through an absolutely over-the-top house. Many interesting features-- wallpaper that has sand glued on, another with gravel; one of the oldest Steinway grands in the country (AND THEY LET ME PLAY IT!!), a Model D Orchestra in a Box-- if you've never seen one of these, this alone... More 

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