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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-249-0100
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A Gem Located in Farm Country

What a staff!!! All volunteers who care about your experience. The docent was extremely informed... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Les S
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical facts surrounding this site and the life of Pearl Buck

Wonderful opportunity to explore and view the homesite of Pearl Buck. The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
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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.
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520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-249-0100
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

What a staff!!! All volunteers who care about your experience. The docent was extremely informed about Pearl S. Buck, had a good sense of humor, and made the tour pass as fast as lightening. The grounds are beautiful and they have an outstanding gift shop....More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Wonderful opportunity to explore and view the homesite of Pearl Buck. The guide was very knowledgeable and painted beautiful scenarios of life as it was while Pearl resided in this farmhouse. Beautiful setting!

Thank CricketMarren
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The home of Pearl S. Buck offers visitors an opportunity to see what the past looked like in Bucks County year ago. Her life was one of helping others and it is a delightful way to relive the past.

1  Thank NewBritainMan
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Pearl Buck and Richard Walsh lived here with their family.The couple adopted six children while leading busy lives of public service and humanitarianism. They gave of themselves with great love and compassion as they worked for equal rights for women and minority groups. They also...More

2  Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we arrived at this place from our hotel via a shuttle to the wedding. The grounds are impeccable and the place is so scenic. We didn't to tour the house as we were there for the ceremony and the reception but this is definitely somewhere...More

Thank SeanM7303
Reviewed 8 October 2016

She was the real deal in life. Born in 1892 to missionary parents in the USA, she was taken back to the interior of China and she lived with them there until she was 17, then went to college back in the East. After graduating...More

1  Thank RPata
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The property was called Green Hills Farm where Pearl Comfort Buck spent the second 40 years of her life. It is a National Historic Landmark. The first half of her life were spent in Asia mostly in China where her parents were missionaries. Originally it...More

1  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 29 August 2016

well worth the time and the money. EXCELLENT staff and docents. Plan to spend time looking at everything.

Thank loyer2016
Reviewed 27 August 2016

we didn't have time for the tour but the house and grounds, which are free to roam-- were beautiful.. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank rbwriter
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a quite beautiful place. the gardens arre well kept and so natural looking. the house is timeless in decoration. You could move right in. The docents are knowledgeable and well prepared. Hearing anbou Pearls life and activities was most interesting.

1  Thank sallie P
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Opening hours???
12 April 2015|
Response from Pearl B | Property representative |
The Pearl S. Buck House guided tours are Monday - Saturday at 11,1, and 2:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.now through November 8. Additional tours are added November 10 - Dec 31. The tours begin in the Welcome Center... More
I have previously visited the house and wish to return with a visitor during month of May. I cannot find ANY details on web of opening times. please help
12 April 2015|
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Response from Fred G | Reviewed this property |
The Pearl S. Buck house is open all year round. It is highly recommended that you take a tour. All of the Docents are well-informed and each has a personal perspective on the contribution that Ms. Buck has made to society... More
Is this place fit for wheelchairs ??
27 March 2015|
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Response from CCH1223 | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs. I would call.