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French Azilum

469 Queens Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-7926
+1 570-265-3376
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Just as good as Monticello

My husband and I toured the French Azilum. The grounds are beautiful. The tour guide, Lee, was... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
ladyonthego52
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Hidden gem. Off beaten path. Lee was very knowledgeable

We were so surprised when we visited this beautiful historic spot. We've seen it from Rt. 6 and... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Getmegoodfood
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North East, Pennsylvania
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Aug 26, 2017
“Just as good as Monticello”
Jul 22, 2017
“Hidden gem. Off beaten path. Lee was very knowledgeable”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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469 Queens Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-7926
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Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank ladyonthego52
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Reviewed July 22, 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

Thank Getmegoodfood
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Reviewed May 23, 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 .

Thank Kathy J
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Reviewed October 18, 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

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed September 26, 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

1  Thank Eldersburg61
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Reviewed June 28, 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

1  Thank woodside105
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Reviewed June 14, 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

1  Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed March 2, 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

1  Thank ChocolateCzar
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

this house holds very special memories for me my dad was raised in this house we lived there every summer and I remember playing in the barn and running the fields we played with the cows and ran around the cabins I love the painted...More

6  Thank Dorothy H
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

Discovered this quite by accident and late in the day but had a good time none the less. Had an interesting tour of the property and a great tour by the caretaker. Definitely a little known part of Pennsylvania history.

Thank Barb E
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