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Grey Towers National Historic Site

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Address: 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, PA 18337
Phone Number: 570-296-9630
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Fortunate Coincidence

Ancestral home of a family with vision (Pinchot father & son) at a time when their mission could be supported by a person of power (Theodore Roosevelt).

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ancestral home of a family with vision (Pinchot father & son) at a time when their mission could be supported by a person of power (Theodore Roosevelt).

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Magnificent mansion and beautiful grounds. The guides do a wonderful job telling you all about the Pinchots and their home. Don't miss the outdoor "dining room" , a real treat!

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visit a castle in the old world style here in Northeastern Pa. Enjoy original furniture collected by the family from around the world. My favorite was a large carved oriental chest of drawers.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service, appointed by Teddy Roosevelt from 1905 until 1910, and was the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania. The Pinchot family continues to strive and bring awareness to forest conservation and fresh water protection. The amazing mansion is quite modest for such wealth... More 

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you've got the time and can stop here for a tour, or just to wander the grounds on your own, make sure you do. You won't be disappointed. It was a hot day, and my wife and I spent a couple of hours ambling around the grounds and along the paths in the woods. We didn't time it right... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not only is Grey Towers beautiful, it's so peaceful. The grounds are impeccably maintained, and the scenery is breathtaking. The tour guides are well versed in the history of Grey Towers, it makes the tour so interesting with stories of those who lived there, and events, Grey Towers is hidden, but should not be missed. It's truly a treat.

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Run by the US Forestry Service, this house and grounds are amazing to tour. The Pinchot Family has an amazing historical background - and this was their summer home. Credit the Pinchots for creating the USFS...and be sure to take a tour of the inside of this stone mansion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A piece of history that we never knew existed! JFK visited the governor here and the pictures and video tour of the property and background of the governor and his wife are very interesting and informative. So many things to look at on the property and we didn't even go inside!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Grey Towers is a really nice historic site in Milford, PA. It is on really nice grounds and has som much history to learn. It is 5 minutes from Milford. It is best to visit in the summer when it is warm. Most of the site is outside so you don't want it to be to cold.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Built in 1886 and the ancestral home of Gilford Pinchot, the first Chief of the U.S. Forestry Service, Grey Towers is a wonderful destination for those who love history,architecture, landscaping, horticulture or just enjoying a great day in nature. The house tour is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 12-17 and free under 12. The tours on the weekends are on... More 

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