Asa Packer Mansion is a popular house which is turned into a museum in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Asa Packer, founder of Lehigh University and a well-known philanthropist, built this home in 1861. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1985. The house is one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in the area. All the original furniture, woodwork, and paintings are well-preserved. Tastefully decorated interiors will take you back in time and will give you an opportunity to understand the royal lifestyle. Take a guided tour of the museum and you will also get to know about the local history and developments over the decades.
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How to Reach Asa Packer Mansion Museum
- By taxi
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Asa Packer Mansion Museum Reviews & Ratings
So stunning! I felt like I stepped in a time machine and I didn't want to come back. The tour guide (I wish I remembered her name) was absolutely fantastic. You can tell she was very knowledgeable and really loves the Packer family. Very energetic! No photos are allowed inside the house (Not a big fan of this policy, I think photos would help them to attract more people). They also have the family silver on display inside which you can see for free if you don't want to take the tour. Overall amazing experience, Asa Packer seemed like an incredible man and the tour can be very inspiring, especially for entrepreneurs. Would also recommend for those passionate about interior design.
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!
The history of the mansion & the billionaire, Asa Packer was clearly explained in great detail by the young, intelligent & caring agent. The tour allowed us to appreciate the Packer's - free tuition to Lehigh U for deserving residence, incredible wealth illustrated by use of gold thread in curtains, colored glass windows - the 1 of 2 existing musical instruments - the complete Orchestra - & so much more.
Visited on a rainy day in October 2019, but walked back in time as we entered the mansion! Our guide James was informed and led us through the rooms "frozen in time ". Rarely do you see a historical property with its original furnishings! Worth the time!!!