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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Closed on Monday Holiday

Check before planning a trip. Seems they are closed in winter until April 2017. TripAdvisor and Jimthorpe.org town research site doesn't know this. The town is closed in winter... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Debbie L
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Check before planning a trip. Seems they are closed in winter until April 2017. TripAdvisor and Jimthorpe.org town research site doesn't know this. The town is closed in winter except for shops, restaurants and wine tastings

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5 Thank Debbie L
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This Breathtaking Mansion has so much History behind the walls and among the l9ng covered porch!The amazing part is All was kept in tact from ever being sold or every leaving it's lovely wealthy place in this era when this Mansion was probably the only one with such wealth ,fashion,of its kind in all of PA and probably even surrounding... More 

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This tour was one of the best I have been on. It took about one hour, very detailed information on the family that lived there, the architecture and gave us a great insight into how wealthy families of that era lived! Some of the features of the building were definitlely ahead of their time. Parking is a challenge, you have... More 

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1 Thank zalovestravel
Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I definitely recommend stepping back in time and witnessing what Jim Thorpe was when Asa Packer brought money and jobs to the area. He was a true philanthropist. This is a rags to riches story that is not to be missed.

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Thank Tim H
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Area historical facts mixed with a family history of how a common man with common sense and appropriate skills made millions as the age of coal and then-new railroads evolved in that area of Pennsylvania

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great bloody Mary's! Was a beautiful day to sit outside. only open a few hours on the weekend but should make it a priority to stop when in town

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Thank natalie g
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was my third tour of the Asa Packer Mansion. I pick up a new tidbit or two each time I tour. The tour guides are wonderful and informative!

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1 Thank Sally M
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank Walt W
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 14 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 

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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.

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