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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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Springdale, Arkansas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a nice refresher on her life and legacy while enjoying the beautiful grounds and gardens. Given that it was late in the growing season the volunteers need to be commented for the beauty, variety and shape of the flowers gardens. I enjoyed visiting with the friendly staff at the visitors center and the brief video. This is a... More

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I recently visited the Pearl S. Buck house. The tour was very informative about PSB. However, our tour guide kept interjecting information about her own adopted children and how successful they are and how she personally met with PSB and her adopted children, and how they attend the PSB House functions. I can only give a 3 stars, due to... More

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hatfield, pa
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14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

CLose to our home in pa. we found another gem pointed out to us by our relatives from out of state. The Pearl S. Buck House is a definite must see attraction especially around the Christmas Holidays. It is both Historic and educational as well as a sight to behold. The house and surroundings are decorated inside and out and... More

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Pennsylvania
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39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have visited the house and grounds several times with friends visiting from out of town and learn something new each time. Very well preserved and presented artifacts, with informative descriptions. Very helpful staff. Well maintained grounds. Go when the flowers are in bloom and allow a couple of hours.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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