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Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-3229
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Stunning Inside and Out

I love Victorian homes and was very excited to visit the Asa Packer Mansion. It was even more... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Kristin V
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Really is Great - and worth the fee

We went here while visiting Jim Thorpe, based soley on TripAdvisor reviews. I couldn't imagine how... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
grubyrun
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Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I love Victorian homes and was very excited to visit the Asa Packer Mansion. It was even more interesting and beautiful than I expected! Our tour guide was very informative about the house and the Packer family. Everything in the home is beautifully restored, which...More

Thank Kristin V
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We went here while visiting Jim Thorpe, based soley on TripAdvisor reviews. I couldn't imagine how a mansion tour could be that great - but it reallly was!! It was a bit steep (I believe $20pp) but the tour was amazing. Seeing the opulence of...More

Thank grubyrun
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The tour with Ann was pretty good. The mansion is interesting to make you feel the history of the place.

1  Thank LeahD
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This mansion was beautiful and very interesting. Our tour guide was an older lady, sorry I can't remember her name. She was fantastic! She made you feel like you were back in time with the Packer family, she was so knowledgeable . If you are...More

Thank Suzy844
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A very informative tour . Our tour guide Karen is rich in knowledge and enthusiasm . The incredible architecture and contents of the home were preserved to a very high degree. Found the tour and property to be great. Use a bathroom before you get...More

Thank Todd A
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Since i have seen better mansions in Rhode Island and Long Island, i am not sure if this particular mansion is too impressive.

Thank gizmofreek
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Asa Packer Mansion has been on our list for years and it did not disappoint. Tour guides were both interesting and knowledgeable. Very worthwhile.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was one of the most interesting tours I have ever been on. For anyone who loves architecture and history, then this is the tour for you. What an amazing insight into the life of the wealthy during that era. And the thought put into...More

Thank zalovestrips
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a trip around the Poconos and decided to stop here. We learned about it on trip advisor. It was an amazing tour. Karen was our tour guide, she was knowledgeable & personable. What a beautiful mansion, belonging to some great people. The...More

Thank kriscroft
Reviewed 6 September 2016

An interesting and informative trip back to the Gilded Age. Tours lead visitors through the library, drawing room, entrance hallway, dining room, ladies parlor, kitchen, spiral staircase, and cupola, among other areas of the sprawling home.

Thank TheFugitivePoet
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pajcb
Hours and dates of operation, as well as admission fee.
10 September 2016|
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Response from barbarafahy | Reviewed this property |
The above response is complete. I would only add that the mansion cannot accommodate people who have mobility problems. Access to the mansion is steep and inside one should be able to do steps. Barbara M. Fahy
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teach54
What are the admission fees for the museums and Asa Packer mansion?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Sylvia E | Reviewed this property |
I think it is a donation of $10.
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BigA63
Who was Asa Packer?
9 November 2015|
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Response from beachlovur | Reviewed this property |
He pioneered railroad construction, was active in Pennsylvania politics, and founded Lehigh University.
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