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Pearl S. Buck House

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Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: +1 215-249-0100
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Description: Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the...
Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.
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Beautiful Grounds and Pearl Buck's House

The grounds are fabulous, beautiful gardens with sculptures maintained by volunteers. Take a house tour and you can see the typewriter Pearl Buck used to write "The Good Earth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The grounds are spectacular summer and winter and the tour is full of wonderful information about Pearl, her writing and her family.

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philadelphia, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The grounds are fabulous, beautiful gardens with sculptures maintained by volunteers. Take a house tour and you can see the typewriter Pearl Buck used to write "The Good Earth". The house itself is furnished in an eclectic mix of Asian-Early American furnishings that represent Buck's bi-cultural mix. Also makes a great location for weddings and other events. Be sure to... More 

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Monroe, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. The grounds are beautiful and the house is well maintained. The tour we took was very informative and interesting. Call first to find the time the tours are given.

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Pearl B, Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this review

Thank you HappyTraveler for the glowing report that captured the full experience here at Pearl S. Buck's estate. Come visit during the fall and winter and enjoy our seasonal events! More 

Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Definitely worth driving the few extra miles for a visit. Very well maintained property staffed by well educated volunteers. Pearl Buck's country home is a "pearl" of a historic property. The best part - almost all of the interior furnishings and decorative arts are original to the home so you get a "real" feel for her style and fine taste.... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I love visiting historic homes, especially those that have a connection to American authors. Green Hill Farm, Pearl Buck's home in the rolling hills of eastern Pennsylvania, provides insight into her life and mid-century America. Many of her actual possessions and furnishings still fill the home, so you are really seeing how she lived and what gave her life meaning.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This property is staffed solely by volunteers with only 3 guided house tours/day (11, 12 & 1). This is a beautifully restored & maintained Pearl Buck owned farm she owned & lived in for the last 30 decades of her life. Only 3-1/2 hrs from the DC area, the property contains to name a few: her original furniture (both colonial... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful House and Grounds. Wonderful Historical Opportunity. The Guides are most helpful. The property also has a delightful Gift Shop with many reasonable items for purchase.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

After shopping in Doylestown in the morning my aunt and I ventured to the Pearl S Buck House. We were lucky to have a private tour with Ruth as no one else was there for the 2 PM tour. A wedding reception was being at up on the grounds while we toured. The house and ground are beautiful. So vibrant... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I'm a fan of The Good Earth and Portrait of a Marriage, but I had no idea how prolific Pearl S. Buck actually was as an author. In touring her beautiful comfortable home and gardens, I was especially moved to see the study where she pounded out her many manuscripts on a manual Royal (I think) typewriter. Her spirit seemed... More 

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Pam C, Public Relations Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this review

We are pleased to know that you were inspired during your visit to the Pearl S. Buck House. Thank you for taking the time to write. Whether you are a writer or a reader, Pearl S. Buck's life and legacy is truly inspiring! More 

Warrington, PA
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107 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I have visited the Pearl S. Buck House several times. Every time we visit we learn something new about this exemplary woman. Her efforts to arrange for the adoption of bi-racial children following World War II and the Korean conflict and the books that she authored on growing up in China before the war are documented in... More 

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