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“Nice little place to stop” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
U.S. Route 219, North of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, WV 24946
304-653-4430
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Hillsboro
Mardela Springs, Maryland
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“Nice little place to stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

For starters I should say that I had absolutely no clue to Pearl S. Buck was and the only reason we stopped here was because the house looked so intriguing. I was pleasantly surprised to find out who Pearl was and it was a very interesting tour of the house. I believe the tour lasted about 45 minutes. The house is very interesting and has a few pieces that really make the house unique. If you have an hour and are in the area you should check out this little piece of history.

Visited May 2013
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Covington,VA
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

A small house but it is full of period items from the Buck family. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and enjoy answering your questions.

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“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

This is a off the path jewel. We had a individual tour guide that was very informed about the house and furnishings. The tour was reasonably priced and lasted about an hour. Al so on the property is the relocated homeplace of Bucks grandfather which you tour on your on before the guided house tour begins, but if you have any questions they are more than happy to answer them. The house doesnt look like much from the highway but it is full of period furniture and items collected by Ms. Buck over her lifetime. This is well worth a stop. It is open May-October. The birthplace is in private hands so we gave a small donation at the gift shop to help out.

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