Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Before it was Jim Thorpe, our amazing destination was known as “Mauch Chunk”. Our picturesque community has an amazing history rooted in coal, canals, railroads, the industrial revolution and tourism. 


The Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency in cooperation with the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center and Mauch Chunk Historical Society is excited to celebrate this history with the yearlong Bicentennial celebration of Old Mauch Chunk in 2018. We are shining a light on the history of our town and its people with special events, tours and exhibits, Old Home Week, and an oral history project. We also invite local schools, churches and organizations to hold their own events under the umbrella of the Old Mauch Chunk Bicentennial.