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  • 3 Packer Hill Road Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    The Asa Packer Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer.  Built in 1861, the home was constructed over a...
  • P.O. Box 164 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania, known as "the Switzerland of America," has enchanted tourists for three centuries. The winding streets and wandering trails offer something for everyone to enjoy. Stroll...
  • 151 Grey Towers Dr. Milford, PA 18337
    Grey Towers, the home of Gifford Pinchot, America's first Chief Forester, Conservationist and Pennsylvania Governor, is a National Historic Site. Estate built on nearly 100 acres, is one of the...
  • Lehigh Avenue Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    The historical town of Jim Thorpe (formerly known as Mauch Chunk, which means "Mountain of the Sleeping Bear," the name the Lenni Lenape Indians gave to the nearby mountain) is a blend of...
  • Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    Visit the grave site of a famous Native American athlete, an Olympian and baseball player. It's located just outside Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania - a beautiful Victorian town in the Poconos.
  • Downtown Lackawaxen Lackawaxen, PA 18435
    Lackawaxen has so much to do, from fabulous nature hikes to historic exhibitions, our area is rich in culture nestled in a tranquil setting. With so much to reflect upon and enjoy your family...
  • Bushkill Falls Rd. at Unity House entrance Bushkill, PA 18324
    A vacation and labor education retreat was operated here, 1919 - 1989, by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). Each year it hosted several thousand visitors - including union...
  • 9 Dock Street Lansford, PA 18232
    Ride by rail 1600' into the earth and tour the No. 9 Mine - the world's oldest continually operated anthracite coal mine (1855-1972).  Visitors will also find the Wash House (Shanty) just as it...
  • 128 W. Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
    1871 jail used until 1995 where seven accused Molly Maguires were hanged. See the mysterious handprint of innocence on the cell wall and eerie dungeon cells.
  • 41 W. Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
    The Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center is a non-profit institution. It's aim is to project Jim Thorpe beyond its immediate boundaries by portraying the town's fascinating industrial and cultural...
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