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Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-3229
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Very Interesting Tour!

I'm always fascinated by how the rich and famous lived back in the day, and this home is a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Carousel1954
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West Chester
Interesting history, well preserved house

The tour of the Asa Packer house was interesting and it's great to see the house so well preserved... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Jill60010
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Deer Park, Illinois
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Packer Hill Drive, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'm always fascinated by how the rich and famous lived back in the day, and this home is a beautiful example of a family who started with nothing and made it big in the railroad industry. The tour lasts about 40 minutes, all through the...More

Thank Carousel1954
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The tour of the Asa Packer house was interesting and it's great to see the house so well preserved and full of original items owned by the family. The tour guide was knowledgeable but I didn't feel I really got to know the family. Only...More

Thank Jill60010
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

When you tour this mansion you're transported back in time to a simpler era. The tour guides take you through out the mansion while giving you history about Asa Packer and his family and the history of the mansion! If you're a history buff this...More

Thank Eapenn2232
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wealth and taste are a great combination. Our guide Ann was kind and wonderful. We appreciated the beauty and history.

Thank ester94
Reviewed 7 October 2016

If, you are interested in touring mansions. This is the place to see. It is probably the only mansion that has all the original furnishings of the owners (no repo's or period pieces). It also has ties to Disney World and Gone With The Wind.

Thank r t
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, our tour guide Kathy was one of the most entertaining, funny, and personals guides I've ever had. She really brought the history of the place and it's owners alive for me. The mansion is not grand and lofty like many old estates,...More

Thank jinijini
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been going to Jim Thorpe since I was a kid for family hikes and camping. I never knew of the mansion until a recent visit and decided to go on a tour. I'm a history buff, so I appreciated the thorough and informative tour....More

Thank nualaloula
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our bed and breakfast guys at the Parsonage suggested my husband and I check out the Asa Packer mansion, and although historical tours aren't not normally my thing, this place was incredible! Beautiful pieces that would normally be held in a museum. Our tour guide...More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were staying at the Inn at Jim Thorpe so thought we would visit this mansion as it was close by. We were disappointed when we found out it was a guided tour which would last about an hour - we had hoped to proceed...More

Thank cindyloufromwa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was one of the most well preserved collection of family heirlooms, art, furniture, and architecture. The woodwork is incredible and to see a working orchestrion (giant music box) was the highlight of the tour. Don't miss this site if you plan to visit Jim...More

Thank Gidyup2
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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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pajcb
11 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
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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