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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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I have been to many historic homes. Being a rail fan, this one was special. The interior of this home is worth seeing. Please note that it is a uphill... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have been to many historic homes. Being a rail fan, this one was special. The interior of this home is worth seeing. Please note that it is a uphill climb to the house.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you've ever been to Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, or the houses of Newport then you will love the Asa Packer Mansion. Not restored but in original condition, the furnishings and woodwork are amazing testament to the wealth of the founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and benefactor to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

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Thank Doug S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This tour is for people who like detailed information about the history of the house, those who lived in it throughout the years, the furnishings, and the town. Our tour guide Ann was outstanding. She was not only entertaining but very knowledgable.

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Learn about the Packers and how the ultra-rich lived in the 19th century. Our tour guide was interesting and entertaining.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A lot of cool and ornate decor and furniture and the tour guide provided an excellent history of Asa and family. Mary's music machine was very unique and still operational.

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Stamford, CT
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Maybe it was our particular tour guide, but we were surprised at how interesting a tour this was of an old house. The house is beautiful, especially if you appreciate fine woodwork, but the family history made it a richer experience.

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Mantua, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It was a great tour with a lot of history about the family and house and the time period. There are a lot of steps just getting to the house. And you have to walk up to the third floor of the house. If you are into history it is a must tour I wouldn't recommend it for children

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Willoughby Hills Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great tour of a piece of little-known history. Well preserved house - excellent guide. The only downside was that no photography was allowed - no good reason given.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fabulous old mansion, home of Asa Packer, lovingly preserved and highly original. Not your standard old house tour.....this chair came from.......and this table came from..........the docent concentrated on stories of the family with just an occasional mention of the provenance of the furnishings and objects. The tour was well executed, it felt unrehearsed and more like and old friend... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Asa Packer House, a classic Italiate villa, towers over downtown Jim Thorpe. The architecture an millworker is spectacular: the best that a railroad fortune could buy. But...as spectacular as the house itself was the tour. In the comprehensive tour (that lasted over a hour, she demonstrated her love for the house, her knowledge and respect for the Packard family... More 

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