the Jim Thorpe eXperience

Nestled in the mountains along the banks of the Lehigh River, the town of Jim Thorpe (aka ‘Old Mauch Chunk’) beckons visitors with natural beauty, architecture, and an amazing history that deserves to be explored

Make the most of your time in Jim Thorpe – take a JTX Guided Tour

Learn the amazing history of Old Mauch Chunk with a JTX guided tour


The only town in America to be fully named after a specific person!

Small to mid-size groups will enjoy a half-day guided tour through the unique and picturesque Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA.  Nestled between mountains next to the Lehigh River, this 200-year-old town has an amazing history, beautiful architecture, and many unbelievable stories.
Your tour includes an introduction to the area, then a drive through the historic downtown with discussion along the way.  A short walk on ‘The Switchback,’ a very important railway, is followed by a scenic overlook with a 40-mile view.  We’ll walk part of the downtown and discuss various aspects of history, money, architecture and some bizarre facts.  A visit the grave/monument of town’s namesake precedes a tour of the incredible Asa Packer Mansion as we finish our adventure together.

$30 per person- (groups 3-10 people)

Available daily before 1pm by advance reservation, conditions permitting

The Asa Packer Mansion is a highlight of any visit

Active Bus Tour

For Tour Guides and Travel Agents, JTX offers Step-On Guide Service:

Over the past 10 years, dozens and dozens of tour groups have enjoyed customized trips with JTX. Your group’s specific needs and interests will be discussed, and a custom itinerary will be balanced to meet your objectives, within your budget and timeframe.
Guests will enjoy historic facts about the area, as well as local stories and even some folklore, as we visit the highlights of the area. We can add activities and meals, as well as museum visits and tours, or keep it simple and let people choose things for their ‘free time’ – which usually includes a bit of shopping at the 30+ boutiques.

Guide will meet the group upon arrival in town, and be present with them during the day’s activities (except museum tours, and maybe lunch).

$10 per person- (includes planning calls/emails & full-day service; other site admissions or activities additional. Groups 30+ @ $9pp; 40+ @ $8pp; lesser time required = $ less)

Bus Tours usually start at 9:30 or 10am- by advance reservation only

Downtown in the spring with the trees flowering. There is so much to this town, if you’re going to visit, you owe it to yourself to get the whole story – get it with JTX!