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A Must for History Buffs!

After a very abbreviated visit a couple of years ago, I took the whole 45 minute tour together with... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Reiselust1947
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State College
Lovely Historical Home

I was able to take a tour of Baker Mansion while at a wedding on the grounds. First, I want to say... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
hollytrea
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State College, Pennsylvania
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21 Jul 2018
“A Must for History Buffs!”
21 Dec 2017
“Baker Mansion”
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3419 Oak Ln, Altoona, PA 16602-1831
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

After a very abbreviated visit a couple of years ago, I took the whole 45 minute tour together with my son and three visiting girlfriends, Our tour guide, Michael Scott, was not only very knowledgeable, but also helpful and considerate. He very patiently waited for...More

Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Nice to see how "well kept" this local treasure is done. For Christmas the gardening club has decorated the rooms (excellent). I've been thru the mansion a few times over the years - the wall and trim paint colors are beautiful. Please stop at the...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was able to take a tour of Baker Mansion while at a wedding on the grounds. First, I want to say how wonderful all the staff is that works there. Very nice and accommodating. The house was a nice tour and good to get...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour, only $8 per person. Beautifully restored mansion with unbelievable original furnishings! Great way to spend an hour!

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I heard about the "Baker Mansion" about 3-4 years ago, but It was just as well that I waited with a visit. It seems that under the leadership of the new director a lot of necessary restoration and refurbishing has taken place. Our newspaper had...More

Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We were sure there wouldn't be anyone there but we wanted to see the old Mansion so we went... so glad we did - will try to go back to get the tour at some point but the old mansion is beautiful - the iron...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Was able to see only the outside of this old mansion on a little hill in a nice neighborhood. Walked all around it and saw no one. Near some tennis courts and a small athletic field. There is a small placque at the bottom of...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

An amazing piece of Altoona history that is being worked on inside and out. Many special events happen here. Next to Altoona high school athletic field so if you are in town for sports this is a nice break in the action for a history...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is no longer where the records are kept, so don't go here to do family history. It is a cool mansion but very limited hours to see the inside.

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