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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
215-249-0100
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Doylestown
Type: Historic Sites
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Being in her house, walking on her grounds, seeing her gravesite on her property, listening to the docent telling of her accomplishments - all these things were magical! I read The Good Earth when I was a teen and again a few years ago - an amazing book by an amazing writer. Her good works, in addition to her writing,... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It's nice to have a great piece of American history in our own backyard. The Pearl S. Buck house is wonderfully preserved in a romantic setting.

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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Set on a back road. One of a kind home to a one of a kind author. The area has many artisans homes, museums, and attractions. Michener lived locally before Texas. Hammerstein, Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keefe lived here.

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Conshohocken
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My local library has passes to certain museums. I had taken the Pearl S. Buck pass out in October; however, even after a call to the museum to confirm it would be open on Columbus Day, when we got there it was closed. My husband and I were disappointed, but had read they have an Annual Holiday Festival of Trees... More

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Yardley, PA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Visited yesterday to take a look at the house decorated for Christmas. This was so much more than we expected! the house was beautiful, and the tour was very informative. We both learned so much about Pearl Buck and the organizations she created to carry out her humanitarian works, as well as her writing. Tour was over too quickly, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Really enjoyed it very interesting even if you haven't written read the book a great way to spend an hour very historic I learned a lot about Pearl S Buck much more than I ever knew

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Pearl Buck bought this property in the 1930s, added and expanded it to meet her needs to write and to raise her adopted children. It is operated by the Pearl Buck Foundation which continues her humanitarian organizations It is located about 1/2 mile south of the little town of Dublin, west of Doylestown. I used a Smithsonian Day coupon for... More

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Pearl S. Buck was an outstanding writer but she was just as much a humanitarian with her "Welcome House" organization. This beautiful farm where she spent over 40 years of her life has just been reopened after a major 8 year restoration of the house. All the rooms are inviting and all have a story. The most moving is the... More

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Washington Crossing, PA
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Took the tour of the newly renovated Pearl S Buck house yesterday. What a fascinating display of how a person can turn a hardship into a legacy. Simply speaking, a daughter of missionaries was raised in China. She matured, married, and gave birth to a special needs child who required residential placement outside of the home. Results of the birth... More

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Fountain Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The house and gardens were beautiful. The information provided about Pearl S. Buck and her mission to save children was inspiring.

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