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Grey Towers National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Milford
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Had an hour to kill while in town. Came upon it by chance. Glad we did. Drove the grounds, walked the " main house" lawn and small buildings, bought a book. Beautiful views. Great American history. Easy to navigate....friendly staff.....Wish we had two hours to kill to enjoy it more. Will go back!!!

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I stopped at Grey Towers on a whim after seeing it on a list of local attractions given to us at our hotel, and were so glad that we did! It's a beautiful place. We decided to pay for the $8 house tour. I've been on some historical tours that were a bit long and boring, and usually prefer self-guided tours, but this one was surprisingly enjoyable. We really enjoyed our time at Grey Towers!

3  Thank J W
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stopped in Milford, the largest town in the northern part of the Delaware Water Gap, to see what it was like and grab a bite. We ended up following the signs through town to Grey Towers; a place we were not familiar with. We followed the driveway up and parked. We then walked past the Welcome Building and up to the house. Because of the trees; the house isn't visible until you actually come upon it. It is a lovely home, elegantly designed with two towers from grey stone collected from the area. Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice Governor of NY. It is currently a National historic site which offers guided house tours and is used by the forest Service for conferences and Development Programs. The price of the tour is reduced if you have a National Park Pass. Otherwise the fees are $8 for Adults, $7 for seniors,$5 for youth 12 and older. The tour was informative and pleasant. We were able to see the downstair area, the gardens and the outer houses. The decor was restored or set up exactly as it had been when the Pinchots' lived there.The views from the back of the house were lovely. Kennedy visited here in September of 1963, after the son of Governor Pinchot donated the house and 102 acres to the USDA Forest Service. Kennedy dedicated the site to the american People to further evolve and apply conservation values and perpetuate the Pinchot legacy. If you are in the area; definitely visit the Grey Towers historic site....it is well worth it.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I have visited Grey Towers a few times over the years, and made it again to see even more renovations. The tower now offers a 3 floor tour as the first and last tour on the weekends only. With the three floor tour you get to see Pinchot's bedroom on the second floor which is historically accurate. The other rooms have been turned into conference rooms for the US Forestry services but do have some historical photos and political cartoons on the walls. The third floor gives you some good views of the grounds, although some windows have hand blown glass, which distorts the view.

I recommend watching the short video in the Letter Box, while waiting for a tour to start. Also the timeline path only has 2 signs, one for the children's playhouse which you will see on the tour, and one for the farmhouse. The farmhouse has nothing historical inside.

2  Thank magicofeet
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Beautiful historic manor and extensive grounds. Surprisingly well hidden. It's a shame they don't hold events on this site... My fiance and I coming back here to get our engagement pictures taken on the grounds!

2  Thank Christine A
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