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Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-3229
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Nice history

Beautifully preserved mansion. Amazing detail carved by hand into the woodwork. The family had... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
jkbreretongmailcom
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Beautiful Mansion in the Mountains

This gorgeous, historic mansion is a necessary stop for anyone visiting Jim Thorpe. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
sjk52
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Packer Hill Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Beautifully preserved mansion. Amazing detail carved by hand into the woodwork. The family had an interesting history and was deeply involved with the growth of the town. Beautiful views can be seen from the house.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This gorgeous, historic mansion is a necessary stop for anyone visiting Jim Thorpe. The tour was probably about 40 minutes which was perfect. It was gave us a great understanding of the house and the infamous Asa Packer, but it also a better perspective on...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Mansion is almost all original. It was basically shut up in the early 1900s and sat undisturbed. Docents are very knowledgeable. There are three stories of steps to climb inside. The stairs outside are problem close to twice that.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Beautiful 1862 mansion on hill overlooking the quant town of Jim Thorpe. Fantastic interior decor, original throughout the house, marvelous hand carved wood paneling and beautiful light fixtures. Very good tour guide and interesting story of the family.

1  Thank Kathryn T
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

It's a bit of a walk up the hill but worth it. Hard to imagine the kind of wealth it took to have gold leave wall paper. I found it odd they didn't let you take pictures of the inside however.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Visited today with my husband, our pre-teen son and my husband's parents. Very thorough tour with a knowledgeable docent. We were not rushed, but encouraged to ask questions. The detail in the decor/furniture is amazing, and 95% original. We were really impressed! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is a must when you are in the town of Jim Thorpe. It is a beautiful mansion in every sense of the word. It is so well maintained by the town that you wonder how it is possible to keep it so dated to...More

Thank Steven R
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I toured the mansion about two years ago with a friend and knew my mom would love it. Took her there for Mother's Day this past Saturday. She loved it as did my brother and 13 year old niece. Our guide was awesome. She was...More

Thank Kristen F
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had the tour of the mansion on my birthday, my 55th, and I received my first senior citizen discount! The Mansion was well maintained and the tour guide was amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Only downside was the walk up, but, that is where...More

2  Thank Pattie E
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Many lovely surprises await your visit. I own a home in the town and happily visit at least once a year to share this gem with guests.

1  Thank bluedoc810
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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
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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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Admission is $10 per person.
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