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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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Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes...

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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A Beautiful Place, A Beautiful Story

What a wonderful way to spend a day! We recently spent the day touring the estate home, gardens and gift shop. There is also a small museum element within the gift shop complex... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy B
Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to spend a day! We recently spent the day touring the estate home, gardens and gift shop. There is also a small museum element within the gift shop complex. I had only known Pearl S. Buck as an author. There is so much more to know about this wonderful woman, her life and her quest to... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you are in the Bucks County area, be sure to take 2 hours of your time to visit the Pearl S. Buck house. My family and I were just there and it is time WELL SPENT! We took the docent tour (MARY WHITEHEAD was simply OUTSTANDING....ask for her!) and learned all about Pearl S. Buck, her journey from The... More 

3 Thank Gary S
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

1 Thank Jano572
philadelphia, pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

2 Thank happytraveler018
Monroe, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

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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 

1 Thank LadyGross
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.

2 Thank Jean L
Falls Church, Virginia
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45 reviews
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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 

2 Thank CityCoupleLovesParks
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.

1 Thank 02Beth02
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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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