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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 house and grounds.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Warrington, PA
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55 reviews 55 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The home itself is nice to tour, but the story of Pearl S. Buck is very interesting. She has a collection of items from China that will blow your mind.

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linz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we found this only by Chance, as it was not mentioned in any guide book we had. So we were too late for a tour, which we would have like so much to do as Pearl S. Buck books accompanied our youth and we read them all. But we got the chance to walk the grounds by ourself and that... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went to an outdoor wedding here this past weekend. It was such a lovely place and truly leant to a beautiful day (perfect weather helped). Gorgeous place to host an event.

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New Hope, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Pearl Bucks Bucks County stone manor home and it's surrounding estate grounds is a worthwhile trip to take while Viking or staying in New Hope, Pa. The only female to win both the Nobel AND the Pulitzer Prize.

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

We are glad you liked your visit to the Pearl S. Buck House and are happy you share our enthusiasm for what a wonderful writer she was. We just wanted to clarify that Miss Buck was the first American woman to receive both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Toni Morrison also holds that distinction as the second. More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You will learn so much about Pearl Buck and her life in the midst of beautiful surroundings. Have been many times and will go again.

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