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“Check for Hours before Going” 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 things to do in Hillsboro
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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153 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Check for Hours before Going”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went to Green Bank, WV, to the Quiet Zone and on the way back wanted to check out Pearl Buck's birthplace. Got there only to find it is not open on Wednesday, the day we were there. Disappointing. Then again, this isn't really her birthplace since the house had been dismantled at its original site and reconstructed on this one. Don't know if the original site is nearby or not. Could peek in the windows but otherwise not much to see or do there.

Visited August 2013
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Salisbury, Maryland
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“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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Covington, Virginia
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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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