Asa Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe

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#1 of 17 in Museums in Pocono Mountains Region
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
The Asa Packer Mansion is a historic house museum on Packer Road in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States. Completed in 1861, it was the home of Asa Packer (1805–1879), a coal and railroad magnate, philanthropist, and founder of Lehigh University. Asa Packer was also a major contributor in the Lehigh Valley Railroad system. The mansion is one of the best preserved Italianate Villa homes in the United States, with original Victorian furnishings and finishes. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
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  • This mansion is a true MUST SEE! All original furnishings and amazing history. A delightful walk back in time. All furnishings are original so therefore no photo's are allowed. Tour is about an hour.....  more »
  • Plan carefully, even though said that after memorial day the mansion was open daily, after hiking in the pouring rain, as there is NO parking in this town, we waited at the mansion at 11:00 only to.....  more »
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  • Great and informative. The tour guide was a young man the was very knowledgeable and helpful. He did not rush the group and was able to answer all our questions. For the low cost of the tour it was well worth it. The tour lasted over an hour. No regrets at all for going on the tour.
  • My daughter really wanted to do this tour. I’ve toured many mansions and don’t find it particularly enjoyable, but she’d been patient and game for everything we did all weekend. This was, without a doubt, one of the best tours I’ve ever experienced. Our guide brought everything to life, she was interactive, and she clearly loved her job. It was beyond worth the cost of admission, educational, breathtaking, and very entertaining. As I told our guide, I wish they could train the guides at the jail in how to tell a story and bring your subject to vivid life!
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