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French Azilum

469 Queens Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-7926
+1 570-265-3376
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This was a wonderful place to go!!

I wasn't sure what to expect. I am in the area working and didn't want to sit in the motel room on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Candy H
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Liberty, Texas
Lovely, educational stop.

We saw ads in the local "things to do" booklet at the hotel we were staying at in Towanda,Pa and... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Maureen D
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4 weeks ago
“This was a wonderful place to go!!”
Jun 5, 2018
“Lovely, educational stop.”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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469 Queens Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-7926
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+1 570-265-3376
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect. I am in the area working and didn't want to sit in the motel room on this beautiful day, so I searched for something to do. It was well worth the 30 min drive up there. I enjoyed learning...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We saw ads in the local "things to do" booklet at the hotel we were staying at in Towanda,Pa and decided to visit. We were so happy we did. We are always looking to learn anything new about our country's history, and this gem of...More

1  Thank Maureen D
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

My husband and I toured the French Azilum. The grounds are beautiful. The tour guide, Lee, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The house is not to be missed. There were a lot of original artifacts included in the house which gives one a real appreciation...More

1  Thank ladyonthego52
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were so surprised when we visited this beautiful historic spot. We've seen it from Rt. 6 and never knew there was an actual museum to see. Lee (Tour guide) is a smart gal, and knows just about everything about this place. Including the saying...More

2  Thank Getmegoodfood
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's just ok...I love history and the locals have tried to preserve what's there. Which isn't much. Bradford county has a lot of history but the county really doesn't push it. Local restaurants and hotels are nearby. But not too much else .

1  Thank Kathy J
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Unknown to most Americans, in the late 1700s before the French revolution the French royal family and other French nobility secretly purchased a large block of land in a secluded bend in the Pennsylvania wilderness where they hoped to escape and survive if they were...More

2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you don't have GPS the odds of finding this are fair to middling. Even with GPS it wasn't easy to find but well worth it. The history behind the settlement and going through the LaPorte's house was very interesting. The view is spectacular and...More

2  Thank Eldersburg61
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

There's not much left that relates directly to the French settlement of the 1790's but the beauty and remote nature of the site make it clear why it was chosen as a get-away for French aristocrats. It's also not hard to see why they didn't...More

2  Thank woodside105
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

A bit off the beaten track, but well worth the stop! We visited as a side-trip to Jim Thorpe, PA from the Southern Tier of New York. We arrived on a beautiful, sunny Friday afternoon. This site is best seen in good weather as some...More

2  Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Everyone knows about the French Revolution but hardly anyone knows where the aristocrats were heading when they planned to leave France. They knew that they needed to get out of town and in a hurry and so they sent scouts out to find a place...More

2  Thank ChocolateCzar
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