Jim Thorpe Museums
Built in 1861, the Packer Mansion was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer and consists of three stories and 18 rooms. Willed to the Borough of Mauch Chunck, it remained a memorial to her father but was not open to the public until 1956. The Masion was designated a Nationl Historic Landmark in 1985. During the regular season, tours commence every half hour.
This is the studio and gallery exclusively showing the works of Joel Le Bow whose works range over 60 years of creating abstract expressionist and symbolic figurative works in oil, acrylic, mixed media and watercolors.
Built in 1871 and used until 1995, the jail was the site of the hanging of seven Molly Maguires and contains Cell 17 with its mysterious handprint on the wall. The museum also features reproduction gallows, a gift shop with Molly Maguire books and Guided tours daily, except on Wednesdays.