The Harry Packer Mansion is open for self guided tours Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 4:30 at a cost of $5 per person.Used as the model for the Haunted Mansion in Disney World, the mansion sits on a hill overlooking the historic district. Guests can wander through the rooms at their own pace enjoying the surroundings of a bygone age.
The Harry Packer Mansion Inn is located in the little Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA. Jim Thorpe is a scenic paradise nestled between three mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The town is an oasis of perfectly preserved history; the architecture is purely Victorian. Perched atop Packer Hill, just steps from historic downtown, the Harry Packer Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the village. The mansion’s impressive facade could have been taken from a Gothic novel, so much so that the building’s design caught the eye of Disney Imagineers and it became the inspiration for Walt Disney World’s “Haunted Mansion!” The interior, however, is anything but spooky. Fifteen foot ceilings, marble fireplaces and gilded mirrors reflect the elegance of the Victorian Age. The guest accommodations in the mansion and the adjoining Carriage House are furnished with period antiques, luxurious fabrics, and carefully selected artwork. In addition to offering overnight accommodations the Mansion also hosts Murder Mystery Weekends, First Friday Wine Tastings, Private Functions and Self-Guided Tours. The newest addition to the mansion is Libations Lounge, where you can sit back and relax with your favorite beverage in a setting unlike any other.