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Grey Towers National Historic Site

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Address: 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, PA 18337
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Beautiful estate

Wonderful artifacts, interesting history, informative guide.Pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Uneven old walkways so not recommended for unsteady walkers. One grandmother fell... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Melanie A

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7 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Wonderful artifacts, interesting history, informative guide.Pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Uneven old walkways so not recommended for unsteady walkers. One grandmother fell on the steps. Everyone would benefit by walking mindfully.

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

I went with a friend. We did the tour of the 3 main rooms, and walked around the grounds. This a great place to spend a couple hours on a beautiful day - there's the history, and the beautiful views. I wouldn't necessarily have driven more than we did in order to see it (about 90 minutes) but if you... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to walk around. The most gorgeous grounds. Lots of history and a great place to take photos.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

We have visited many, many historical houses, mansions, gardens, etc., and this was certainly at the bottom of our list. They only showed you part of the ground floor interior that included the great hall, library and sitting room, the grounds are nice but nothing compared to I.E. Dupont de nemours Mansion in Wilmington or Blithewood Mansion and Gardens in... More 

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Lori M, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Leigh Ann; we're sorry you were disappointed with the tour of the museum spaces of the mansion. The upper floors are a working conference center and not much historic up there...however there are several times a year, and on weekends, when visitors can tour the upper floors. Our interpretive story focuses on what occurred at Grey... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2016

I was very amazed of this amazing tower. It is absolutely gorgeous outside and inside. I was in July when lots of flowers were in blossom that made this place more charming. i would definitely recommend it to visit.

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were camped locally and read about Milford in the nearby Visitor Center. We toured Milford and discovered this wonderful house and garden of Gifford Pinchot, America's father of Conservation, friend of Theodore Roosevelt and first head of Forest Service. The home is beautifully kept and the outlying were worth the trip,also. A great spot that sits sit high on... More 

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Lori M, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Glad you stumbled upon us and enjoyed your visit. More 

Plain City, Ohio
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We didn't take the tour inside the mansion, because we didn't know if it was open for the season yet, as it was a few days before the opening day per the website. We walked around the grounds and took pictures. We caught up with a school group that was just leaving. There was a park ranger with them, but... More 

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Lori M, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

We are open for tours every day through the end of October so if you can come back please plan to stay for the tour! It's a great story. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I came of age in Dingmans Ferry, Pa, right outside of Milford and this is my favorite area attraction! I recently revisited... Let me start by saying this is run by the US Forest Service, who emphasize conservation and the use of grounds. Makes sense because the historic location is not only a beautiful castle on a hill but was... More 

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Lori M, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Anna thanks for your kind review and we are glad you have happy memories from your high school days in the area. We agree that it is unfortunate that we could not keep the entire mansion in its original state but the family specifically stated they did not want Grey Towers to become a shrine to Gifford Pinchot's memory, rather... More 

Califon, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

An amazing place to visit, tour, walk around, or to simply sit in the shade and relax. Lots of history. Check out their website for a full list of their scheduled events.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Had never heard of this house prior to visiting, so had no expectations. Found grounds and house to be very interesting and informative. Probably not a great activity with small kids, though.

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Lori M, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Agree the 1-hour tour is a bit tedious for children but there are other things to do on the site with kids if you want to visit, including a Hike with Smokey backpack activity that families can do together! We offer a scavenger history hunt for kids who do participate in the tour but we leave... More 

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