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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  • The home (Mansion) is well preserved and appointed. Enjoyed the tour and seeing all the period pieces. Woodwork in the home is amazing. Worth the walk up the hill to see it. 
    The home (Mansion) is well preserved and appointed. Enjoyed the tour and seeing all the period pieces. Woodwork in the home is amazing. Worth the walk up the hill to see it.  more »
  • Such a gorgeous home! This was one of our highlights from our trip to Jim Thorpe! I feel like it’s a must see if you find yourself in the area. There are many features in this home that you will not.....  more
    Such a gorgeous home! This was one of our highlights from our trip to Jim Thorpe! I feel like it’s a must see if you find yourself in the area. There are many features in this home that you will not.....  more »
  • Amazing mansion, still with all of its original contents, many of which are in pristine condition. The tour seemed a bit rushed and there were more people than could comfortably fit in many of the... 
    Amazing mansion, still with all of its original contents, many of which are in pristine condition. The tour seemed a bit rushed and there were more people than could comfortably fit in many of the...  more »
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  • The tour is worth it! Wish I could remember our tour guide’s name but she was wonderful. I can only imagine the view from here during the fall months are gorgeous. The tour is entertaining both for adults and children.
  • Beautiful place, a glimpse of historical luxury. In our guided tour, we got in with a very large group, so tour felt a bit crowded and rushed. Staff was knowledgeable but could be friendlier.
  • Our guide, Eva, had the perfect personality for this job. She did a great job sharing with us the lives and history of the Packer family and their elegant home. Only reason for the 4-stars vs. 5 is because the 3rd floor was being renovated when we visited and was temporarily unavailable to view. Even so, the tour was most enjoyable.
  • This is a beautiful home to visit. The tour was very informative, and the guide was very friendly. This is a must see if your traveling anywhere near Jim Thorpe, PA.
  • If you're into old mansions and luxury 19th century living then this is a must do for you. The tour we received was phenomenal. Fun, educational, and detailed.

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