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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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Wow, what a life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Newton, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Take the guided tour or just walk around and enjoy the scenery. Numerous events held throughout the year ( check the website). Pearl Buck grave site on the property.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I read her books when I was young and admired her novels. The museum educated how remarkable she was. She dedicated herself to helping children of mixed American and Korean heritage. Mixed children are treated badly in Korea. Her foundation has helped many children. The house, grounds and museum is a worthy museum to visit. Don't forget to visit Doyedtown... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pearl S. Buck brought this farm house and property to raise her family. The original part of the house dates to the 1820's. It was very interesting to observe how she modified and expanded the property to accommodate her family. My items in the house belonged to Pearl S Buck. Of special interest was the typewriter that she used while... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I didn't realize what a great humanitarian Pearl Buck was until I took the tour. I enjoyed hearing about her life, her family, her books, and her travels. I could just imagine her taking care of her large adopted brood in this warm and welcoming home. She is an inspiration, and her life is a heartfelt tale. All the rooms... More 

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Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: +1 215-249-0100
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown

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