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“Great Mansion and tour!”
Review of Asa Packer Mansion

Asa Packer Mansion
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Mansion and tour!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

It's not often that you get to stroll around a victorian mansion and we loved it. Our guide was very good and quite knowledgeable. She encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer every one along with interesting side stories as well.
We stayed at the Harry Packer mansion next door so getting there was as easy as rolling down a hill. Everybody in town seems to have a slightly different version of the Packer family history, but this one seems the most accurate.

Visited June 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“" A Trip into the Past"”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the mansion on a lovely spring day. We did not have to wait long to start the tour which was $8 for adults and $7 for seniors. We had a large group so it was a bit crowded but not uncomfortable. The weather was nice so it was comfortable in the mansion but may be very hot in the warm summer months. The hill is very steep so it may be difficult for some to walk to the top. The tour took about an hour was informative but make sure you put enough money in the meter because we did get a ticket. I would recommend going but don't feel that I want to go another time.

Visited May 2014
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Key Largo, Florida
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“The Golden Age lives on inside The Asa Packer mansion”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

With many original furnishings, light fixtures, carvings and wall treatments, this tour takes you back to opulence during the days of rail construction. At $8 it's a reasonable value; our group was larger so some areas got a bit crowded... and there are several sets of stairs during the tour. I imagine it's not pleasant during hot days.

Worth doing - but would not repeat.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Incredible House & Tour!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a MUST SEE in Jim Thorpe, PA. Great tour and beautiful house. Make sure to use the bathroom at the Bike Rental shop before heading up the hill for the tour- there is no bathroom at the house.

Visited May 2014
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cherry hill
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251 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Professional tour”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This was a first rate tour presented on a professional and informative manner. The house was very interesting and restored wonderfully.

Visited May 2014
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