Asa Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe

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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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  • Asset Packer was closed to the public but the view looking up was grand and looking down on the town was a charm.  more »
  • The Asa Packer museum is beyond words. The tour is well worth it. It will take you back in time The detail in the mansion’s woodwork is amazing. The highlight was the orchestral organ music box that.....  more »
  • My husband and I took the tour today. Our tour guide was excellent! He made the tour especially interesting with all of the tidbits he know as, as well as all of the facts that were provided to him.....  more »
  • 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!
  • Absolutely beautiful! The tour is fascinating and the furniture and decor is gorgeous! I would recommend this for anyone interested in history, antiques and/or architecture! This was absolutely lovely!
  • The Asa Packer Mansion is always a favorite to visit. I highly recommend taking the tour of the mansion. It is well worth it. It is a beautiful home and there is a bike trail the runs behind the home. Start at the trail head and go down. Make a day out of it.
  • If you have any interest whatsoever in history, make sure you take the tour here. The entire home is incredible (woodwork, chandeliers, furniture, etc) and some of the items in the home are simply extraordinary (like the orchestrion). I’m glad Mary had the means to preserve them over the years. Photography is not allowed inside the home. At the time of this review, the cost was $10 per adult. The climb up the stairs from the Carbon County Courthouse is very steep and may be difficult for some people.

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