Summer Tours of Jim Thorpe Historical Sites and Museums

Asa Packer Mansion

Packer Hill Ave Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Open Daily 11 to 3:30

Cash Only:

$10 {55+}

$12 {19 - 54}

$9 {6 - 18}

$6 {5 and Under}

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.

 

Old Jail Museum

128 W Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Open Daily (Closed Wednesdays) 12 to 4:30

$11 Adult

$9 {13 - 17}

$6 {6 - 12}

Children Under 5 Free

Wander the Old Jail's cold hallways. Peek in Cell 17 to get a glimpse of the mysterious handprint on the wall. The building is best known as the site of the hanging of the seven Irish coal miners known as Molly Maguires in the 1800s. Stand under the gallows on which seven of the accused were put to death! Creep into the eerie dungeon.

 

St. Mark's & St. John's Episcopal Church

21 Race St Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Open Wednesday Through Sunday

noon to 4:00

Suggested donation $5 per Person

Explore the many highlights of St. Mark’s & St. John’s history, architecture, and artwork, from the Tiffany Windows to the Caen Stone Reredos. Learn about their services, events, and programs that welcome and inspire visitors.

 

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

41 W Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Open Daily (Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays)

$7 Museum Walk Through (12 and Over)

$10 Museum and History Film (12 and Over)

Learn the story of Mauch Chunk from knowledgeable tour guides. Discuss artifacts and Be lead through the ages of Jim Thorpe, beginning with the formation of coal in prehistoric times that ended making up the lush mountains that are here today. Explore the Kemmerer Carriage House, the ballroom, and the Switchback Gravity Railroad.