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Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-3229
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Had a great time murder mystery. Great place and quant. Just a few steps from center of town and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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one of my favorites! and a great tour guide

This was one of my favorite places we visited while in Jim thorpe, PA It was so worth doing and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Packer Hill Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time murder mystery. Great place and quant. Just a few steps from center of town and shops and restaurants.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of my favorite places we visited while in Jim thorpe, PA It was so worth doing and very knowledgeable. elizabeth did our guided tour and we had a nice small group of people. It's amazing how people lived and my mind wandered...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great tour guide Elizabeth who was well spoken and very informative. You can tell she loves her job. We had a nice small group of 6. No pictures are allowed inside but you can take pictures outside. We were surprised that the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing historic gem, the tour around the mansion is interesting,well preserved with original Victorian decor. A must visit when touring Jim Thorpe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were a bit reluctant to tour the mansion because we thought it may get boring. We were so wrong. Our tour guide, Elizabeth, had to have been the best tour guide that I had ever had. She was so informative, and...More

Thank Grace C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel back in time- the values and customs during the early part of the 20th century are well presented during the tour. The impact that the Packer family had on the town and Leigh University was explained in-depth, combine the history with the house furnishings-and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an hour tour with a guide. The home is really interesting because all of the furnishings are original to the last owner who was a daughter of Asa Packer. Our guide Elizabeth Hannon was outstanding and gave a clear well presented tour. She...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was informative and conveyed the history of the mansion in a very pleasant tone and cadence. we really enjoyed touring the mansion, as well as him as our tour guide. unfortunately, I do remember his name.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour with a group, and the tour guide was very informative about the house and its history. The house was lovely. One thing I found odd was a sign that suggested tipping the tour guide.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this place was a step back in time. Gorgeous wood carving and untouched beauty. Asa was a great philanthropist and built up Jim Thorpe. It must have been an amazing place to live in the 1800's. The silver collection was unbelievable. You must visit...More

Thank Pat L
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Karen W
3 August 2018|
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Response from katkief12552018 | Reviewed this property |
The Mansion is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to October 31, 11-4 pm. Once you purchase tickets, there will be no more than half an hour wait for a tour. The last tour departs promptly at 4:00 pm
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Poconite
31 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer H | Reviewed this property |
it depends on the child. i had a 12yr old and. 15 yr old and they were interested for a bit but didn't really apprrviate it as an adult does.
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mickigraham
16 July 2017|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a significant incline. Some of it steps, some sidewalk. The mansion sits high on a hill overlooking the town.
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