The Honorable Asa Packer
        The Mansion is open Saturdays, & Sundays in November

© 2014 The Asa Packer Mansion Museum.  All Rights Reserved.  A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.
Interior Photographs Courtesy of Robert Ford and The Asa Packer Mansion   
A special thank you to Action Piano for their continued service.
The Asa Packer Mansion Museum
P.O. Box 108
Jim Thorpe PA  18229
Phone  570.325.3229
Hours  11:00 - 4:00

Ronald J. Sheehan
Executive Director 
 Ava M. Bretzik
Director & Historian

The Mansion is open on Saturdays, & Sundays (11-4) during the month of November!




The Mansion was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer.  Built in 1861 by Philadelphia architect, Samuel Sloan, the home was constructed over a span of two years and cost a total of $14,000 dollars.  Topped by a red-ribbed tin roof and a central cupola, or belvedere, the home was built over a cast iron frame and consists of 3 stories, 18 rooms and approximately 11,000 square feet of living space.
Mary Packer Cummings
The Asa Packer Mansion Museum 
Mary Packer Cummings, Asa Packer's daughter, is the reason why The Mansion remains as part of local history today.  In 1912, she willed her family's home and all its contents to the Borough of Mauch Chunk where it would remain as a memorial to her father and his accomplishments.  At that time, however, the borough was not certain what to do with the home, and so, it was closed until 1956.
A National Historic Landmark
The Bear Mountain Lions, named trustees to the home in 1954. The Mansion has been open to the public since Memorial Day of 1956, and was recognized for its national significance in commemorating the history of The United States by the National Park Service in 1985.
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