Grey Towers National Historic Site

Grey Towers National Historic Site

Grey Towers National Historic Site
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Margaret Johney
    9 contributions
    Well worth a visit.
    A very interesting place to visit. The gardens are extensive but not a lot of flowers. The guided tour tells you a lot about the house and its owners and is very interesting. Not many rooms to view but what you can see is nicely preserved and decorated.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • kpslas
    Hackettstown, New Jersey242 contributions
    Beautiful home and grounds
    Get yourself to Milford, PA and visit this national historic site! It’s a lovely place to spend two or three hours wandering the beautiful grounds and touring the historic summer “cottage”. Our docent tour guide was so knowledgeable and did a wonderful job explaining the history of the property and the Pinchot family.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • MichaelTQ92
    Drums, Pennsylvania58 contributions
    Stop by if your by Milford, PA!!!
    If you find yourself around Milford,PA this is a must visit to see! Beautiful grounds around the mansion. We wanted to tour the inside but it was closed. Walking around outside was definitely worth it though. Beautiful piece of history!
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • campjaf
    Ocala, Florida71 contributions
    Worth the drive from Stroudsburg to visit
    This was such an unexpected surprise that turned out to be one of our favorite visits. This castle is huge, beautiful and well cared for. The tour inside is a must because you see and learn so much about the families and history. The landscape and grounds are amazing and you have to see where they eat dinner at this summer house! The volunteers we spoke to and Linda, who was our tour guide, we’re all a wealth of information, and each from their own perspective and interests. This is a must go to place!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • JW55_11
    Hickory, North Carolina127 contributions
    Makes History Interesting and More Meaningful
    We visited the towers and took the walking tour. It was an excellent experience. Lots of background on the Pinchot family (and their contributions to conservation/preservation). There are trails to enjoy nature hikes, and the view is spectacular (especially when fall colors are showing).
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Stacey B
    41 contributions
    Grey Towers, Milford Pa
    Beautiful tower & grounds in Milford, PA. Easy to get to in Milford, plenty of parking & space for kids to run & explore the outside grounds. Check days/times for inside house tour. Staff helpful & knowledgable about the history of the Towers. A 2-4 hour stop should be enough time to explore & see all.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
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Pleasantville, NY30 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Because I visit alot of historic locations, I was interested in visiting here. The garden/ grounds are lovely and I do recommend a walk around the property! But while I was hoping to walk or hike trails, there didnt seem to be any. The house was OK. The tour covers the first floor only since the rest of the house has not been restored. What was most distracting and annoying to me though was the rooms seeming cluttered with unnecessary, uninviting items of little consequence. I love photography and enjoy taking photos to share my experiences with others. But because of all the unnecessary small items it was very difficult to get clean photos. There always seemed to be something in the way. I believe less is more. With this said I would suggest taking the minutia away so people can focus on the less but more worthwhile items. However the tour guide was excellent and she shared alot of great information!
Written June 24, 2023
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Allen W
2 contributions
Jun 2022
On June 30,2022 my wife, her brother, his wife and I visited the Grey Towers grounds and house. When we go to the front door we found that it was locked. There was a pamphlet with a phone number. and I reached Tracie, from the US Forest Service.

She informed us the house tours were closed do some Covid concerns.. However,after a brief conversation, she agreed to give us a short tour of the house along with four other people who were outside with us.

The tour was excellent! Tracie brought to life not only Cornelia and Gifford Pinchot, but the entire Pinchot family. Without her explanation we would not have guessed what the function of the "Finger Bowl" was.

While the grounds are wonderful, it is essential to call in advance, 570-296-9630 to make sure the house tour is available.
Written July 2, 2022
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stofficer
Galena, OH32 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Grounds are large. Very nice trees. Maintenance is not quite up (a bit neglected) to par but nice.

Trees were labeled well which was great. The building exterior is very beautiful and the history of the original builder was very interesting.

Restrooms were very clean.

Reason we didn’t rate it a five is really due to the website. To get inside the home you must be part of a tour yet the website did not say they are only offered for this year on Sunday and only at 11,1 and 3. It was very frustrating. A sign on location stated that is how it will be for all of 2022.

The website did not reference that at all. We were lucky to be there on a Sunday but we had a time line and could not wait for the first tour.

Just no reason why the tour hours and the one day that they are given is not clearly and prominently posted on the we site

Given this is government run it may be difficult for the on-site staff to get changes to the website then the govt could easily create an hours and days open that is accessible to the staff.
Written September 11, 2022
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kpslas
Hackettstown, NJ242 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Get yourself to Milford, PA and visit this national historic site! It’s a lovely place to spend two or three hours wandering the beautiful grounds and touring the historic summer “cottage”. Our docent tour guide was so knowledgeable and did a wonderful job explaining the history of the property and the Pinchot family.
Written July 8, 2023
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campjaf
Ocala, FL71 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was such an unexpected surprise that turned out to be one of our favorite visits. This castle is huge, beautiful and well cared for. The tour inside is a must because you see and learn so much about the families and history. The landscape and grounds are amazing and you have to see where they eat dinner at this summer house! The volunteers we spoke to and Linda, who was our tour guide, we’re all a wealth of information, and each from their own perspective and interests. This is a must go to place!
Written July 18, 2023
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Margaret Johney
PASADENA9 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
A very interesting place to visit. The gardens are extensive but not a lot of flowers. The guided tour tells you a lot about the house and its owners and is very interesting. Not many rooms to view but what you can see is nicely preserved and decorated.
Written June 26, 2023
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC634 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We couldn’t get into the Mansion but we did view all of the very short films demonstrating the history of the family and the land and mansions. Highly recommended. The grounds had excellent gardens even in late September when we were there. Two rangers stopped by while we were touring and were quite helpful. We found the grounds very peaceful and relaxing.
Written October 31, 2021
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scubamex
Mass.420 contributions
Sep 2020
The property is wonderful. Grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Even though the mansion tours were not available when we visited (restrictions of the times); there are other places to visit on site with films, family history, etc. You can easily spend a few hours at this beautiful place.
Written September 20, 2020
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Thank you for exploring the grounds of Grey Towers, We are pleased that you had a positive experience and were able to take advantage of the visitor films and the exhibit in the Bait Box. Come again!
Written September 25, 2020
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Anne9878
116 contributions
Aug 2020
This is wonderful place to visit as the house is beautiful and a real time capsule of the early 20th century. The grounds are just stunning with some spectacular vistas. It is also very interesting to learn about Gifford Pinchot and the early years of the conservation movement in the United States as well as about the establishment of the U.S. Forestry Service. Forestry Service personnel on site are very pleasant and quite knowledgeable. This was a really pleasant find and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Written August 7, 2020
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Thank you for visiting Grey Towers and taking the time to review your visit. We are happy you had an enjoyable visit.
Written September 25, 2020
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Stacey B
Pittsburgh41 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Beautiful tower & grounds in Milford, PA. Easy to get to in Milford, plenty of parking & space for kids to run & explore the outside grounds. Check days/times for inside house tour. Staff helpful & knowledgable about the history of the Towers. A 2-4 hour stop should be enough time to explore & see all.
Written November 7, 2023
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