When the Asa Packer Mansion was constructed in 1861, it only cost the Packer family $14,000. Today, 100 years since it housed its last resident, the mansion serves as a National Historic Landmark and one of the few remaining examples of Italianate architecture in the United States. If you’re planning a visit to the area, take some time to admire the mansion’s beauty and history on an Asa Packer Mansion Tour! Before your trip, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is full of the best restaurants, attractions, and events in The Poconos. Planning the perfect getaway has never been easier!
The Asa Packer Mansion Tour
About the Asa Packer Mansion
The Asa Packer Mansion was commissioned by Asa Packer, an American businessman, politician, and philanthropist, in 1861. As a pioneer of railroad expansion in the North East, Packer was one of the wealthiest people in the United States in the mid-1800s and built the mansion during the height of his wealth. Samuel Sloan was the home’s architect and, from design to construction, completed the mansion in just two years. Packer’s daughter, Mary Packer Cummings, lived in the home after her father’s death until her own passing in 1912. Since then, the home has been open to the public as a memorial to her father and his accomplishments.
Why You Should Visit
The mansion offers visitors a look at one of the best-preserved examples of Italianate architecture in the United States and a unique view of the 19th-century opulence that accompanied the industrial revolution. The home’s ornate decor, red-ribbed tin roof, central copula, and stunning facades are truly a sight to see and should not be left out of your next Pocono getaway. The availability of mansion tours varies depending on the time of year, so make sure to read more mansion tour information before planning your visit!
How to Get Here
The mansion is directly behind the Carbon County Courthouse in Jim Thorpe, PA. There is no on-site parking at the mansion, but you can park at the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway parking lot off of 209. From here, it’s just a short walk up the hill to the Asa Packer Mansion!
General Admission (Ages 19-54): $10.00
Senior Citizens (Ages 55+): $9.00
Students (Ages 6-18): $6.00
Children (Ages 5-under): $3.00
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