Step Back in Time at the Asa Packer Mansion

The Pocono Mountains region of northeastern Pennsylvania is most well-known for its abundant outdoor recreation. There’s no doubt that this area is flourishing with natural beauty. Did you know that the Poconos has a rich history, too? Our area is home to more than a dozen museums and historic sites. Asa Packer Mansion Museum is one of our favorites! Check out what you can learn and see at this National Historic Landmark below.  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our free Poconos Vacation Guide! This resource has tons of local insight on what to do during your trip. Whether you’re a history buff or a nature lover, there are recommendations for every type of travel inside! 

Explore the History and Beauty of this Iconic Poconos Landmark 

Historical Significance 

Asa Packer Mansion Museum Victorian-style home relic highlights the life of Asa Packer who founded the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University. The home was built in 1861. The Packer family lived in the home until 1912. At that point, Packer’s daughter, Mary Packer Cummings, transformed the home into a memorial for her father.  

Since then, the 11,000 square-foot home in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, has earned its title as a United States National Historic Landmark. The home is simply stunning in addition to the Packer family history it holds. From the red-ribbed tin roof to the Victorian-style finishes inside, there’s beauty at every turn of this historic home.  

Plan a Visit 

Want to see visit Asa Packer Mansion Museum? The mansion is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in April and May. Or plan to tour the mansion any day of the week from Memorial Day through October 31. Learn more about Asa Packer Mansion tours to plan your visit! 

More Poconos Museums  

It’s no surprise that Asa Packer Mansion is at the top of our Poconos museums list! Visit the mansion, then continue your history tour with other area museums and historic sites. A few other top contenders include the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the Old Jail Museum, and the Houdini Museum. Whether you want to educate yourself on this area’s agriculture or learn a new magic trick, our area’s museums have something for everyone’s interests. Museums are a great way to integrate education into your Poconos family vacation! 

Stay Nearby at Mountaintop Lodge  

Asa Packer Mansion Museum is a short drive from Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi! Spend the afternoon visiting the mansion, then come back to our Lodge for an evening of relaxation or fun, whichever you prefer! Any overnight stay in our accommodations comes with access to Lake Naomi Club amenities, which includes beaches with lake access, pool, a golf course, and more. You’ll never run out of fun things to do during your stay! 

Consider a stay in the “Summer” Room. This private, suite-style room is on the third floor of our Lodge. It features a king-size bed, a six-drawer dresser, a large private bathroom with an extra-deep soaking tub, and peaceful views of our beautifully manicured landscape.  

Check our availability to start planning your trip! 

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