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“a Christmas Treat”

Pearl S. Buck House
Ranked #7 of 32 things to do in Doylestown
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Owner description: Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Several organizations decorate for tje holidays. We enjoyed an oriental buffet while there that added some ambience to the tour.
Pearl Buck was a true humanitarian and her writings were good as well. A great tour and great folks who run it.

1  Thank Philaoz
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

It is was very interesting to learn about Pearl S. Buck and see her home in Bucks County. She raised a family and helped many more children of the world.

1  Thank Betty J
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Pearl S. Buck home. The guide was very informative. I left with a desire to know more about the life of Pearl Buck and to read her books.

2  Thank RuthR655
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Pearl Buck's home is lovingly preserved with it's original furnishings. Her libraries alone are worth the visit. The docents are interesting and informative. Her influence continues to be felt today in her charitable organizations devoted to helping children. As an added bonus to readers, a few used hard to find out-of-print books are available in the gift shop.

4  Thank nationalparkPa
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Truly unique home! Looks as if the owner is out to the store to shop! This place looks like Buck will be back at any moment! Very revealing home...no doubt how she and her family lived!

4  Thank JoSeph__P682
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