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Asa Packer Mansion

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Knowledgeable staff, American history, great tour!

Must see tour if you are in the Jim Thorpe area! Very knowledgeable staff explain how the builders... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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Awesome mansions

Just took a walk around the property. It was closed at this time. But it was beautiful. Historic... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Packer Hill Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see tour if you are in the Jim Thorpe area! Very knowledgeable staff explain how the builders of the home started and how they got to be one of the richest people in the country. The home is beautiful and in an unrestored manner......More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Just took a walk around the property. It was closed at this time. But it was beautiful. Historic sight. Tour the place back in the 1999. It was a great tour. Paintings on walls were done with eyes that follow you. It was great and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on a day trip ro Jim Thorpe, i had been there many times and always wanted to tour the mansion. Today we did! The tour was really great!!! Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I learned alot on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A Must see if you're in the Jim Thorpe area. Well worth the $10 entrance fee. For those interested in and/or are in the construction industries, take the time to see the original workmanship of the interior woodwork of this small Mansion, it is truly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The lady Tour guide is a true asset to the integrity of what the Mansion represents...just breathtaking craftsmanship in 1861...$14,000 to build, I think the doors in the house are worth $14K.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Libations Lounge was a great spot for a couple drinks before dinner. Nice view and a spectacular mansion!!! Must see!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

My wife and I visited Jim Thorpe on the last Sunday in October, our first revisit in many years. We did the usual: touring the Asa Packer Mansion, taking the scenic train ride (separate review), walking around town, and then enjoying dinner (separate review, Encore)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Asa Packer mansion is a typical gilded age abode in the long tradition of Ventfort in Lenox, Mass and many others. What makes it a bit more special? Two things: almost the entire mansion and its contents are original - not the usual we-paid-to-have-the-wallpaper-remade...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sullific
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Ava(I believe) was awesome! The details and history are fascinating. I definitely recommend and I am not really a history kind of person.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tomi H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Don't let the 100+ steps up a very steep hill discourage you, the mansion tour is well worth the little huff and puff. Now there are lots of things to do in Jim Thorpe, but don't visit without a tour of the mansion. The cost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Black S | Reviewed this property |
Usually it's 11-4.
1 August 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.
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.