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Grey Towers National Historic Site

151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, PA 18337
570-296-9630
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Milford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Wow, did not know that Gov. Pinchot was such a great environmentalist and all around "Good Guy." Wish more Politicians today were like him. Beautiful grounds. If you like history then add this to your list of places to visit.

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Middle Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A well kept secret. A great place to visit. The tour is very informative. The detailed history is great. The grounds are beautiful to walk around. Definitely a place worth seeing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was rainy while we were in the area, or else we wouldn't have toured Grey Towers. Thank goodness for the rain! My husband and I love history, and the original owner's son (who also lived here) was the first director of the National Forest Service,and a former governor of Pennsylvania. I am not from the area, so this was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Attended a very nice small concert with professional performers using a historic piano in the main building.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I didn't have high expetations for this site, except for a nice trail walk. But the history of these fascinating people was a lot of fun to learn about. And a special house and grounds.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to Grey Towers and drove the grounds which were wonderful. We got to the front door and there were a line of people waiting outside and no staff in sight. We had a baby with us and didn't want to wait around to see what the situation was. We did see a staff member out back and they... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Grey Towers is one of my favorite places to visit and bring guests. It is beautiful mansion built in 1886 by James and Mary Pinchot, and later the home of their son Gifford. It is now run by the US Forest Service. You can tour the mansion for a fee or just walk around the beautiful grounds for free. There... More

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The tour is a bit long, especially as they only show you three rooms in the impressive mansion. (rest is outdoors). The grounds are great, take a walk around if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful home. I did manage the 10am tour on a weekend so got to see all three floors. The top two floors were renovated for meeting space :( but are well worth seeing. Also took a hike on a forest path to see the recreate Yale Forest study tent. Besides the huge spiders in the tent, very nice hike and... More

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Scotrun, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

So one of Teddy Roosevelt's best friends, the gentleman who helped him form the United States National Park Service, lives right in my own backyard. The mansion is breathtaking from the outside, inside the lower level reflects the owners living quarters. My understanding is that the upstairs has been turned into meeting space, horrible idea. But it's the grounds that... More

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