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Wonderful History

Great place to learn about local Pearl S. Buck... Grounds of the historical site are perfect... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
carolamiller49
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
What a Delight

I had a tour of The Pearl Buck House with a group of friends. Whether you are a fan of her... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
D0wnings
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 November 2014

I didn't realize what a great humanitarian Pearl Buck was until I took the tour. I enjoyed hearing about her life, her family, her books, and her travels. I could just imagine her taking care of her large adopted brood in this warm and welcoming...More

5  Thank LouisePennsylvania
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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.

4  Thank sallie P
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to learn about local Pearl S. Buck... Grounds of the historical site are perfect; actually have taken the tour of the buildings several times ~~~ the last time was during the Christmas season time. Decorations were unbelievable and staff gave lots of information...More

1  Thank carolamiller49
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We're delighted to read how much you enjoyed the tour and the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck House recently and during the Christmas season, when we have our annual Festival of Trees. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I had a tour of The Pearl Buck House with a group of friends. Whether you are a fan of her writings, enjoy house tours, gardens, or appreciate the contribution she has made to international understanding there is something for everyone. The docent was very...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

We're delighted about your delight! It's great to read that you and your friends enjoyed your docent-led tour of the Pearl S. Buck House. Our docents are very special. They're smart, passionate about what the life and legacy of Pearl S. Buck, and highly trained....More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

I grew up very local to the Pearl S. Buck home and I am an avid reader, but I have to confess that I really no interest in her prior to this visit. My mother and I were looking for a history trip that was...More

1  Thank erin20152015
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We couldn't be more delighted that you had such an enriching experience during your docent-led tour of the Pearl S. Buck House and were inspired when you learned of of Ms. Bucks many humanitarian efforts! Thank you for taking the time to write such a...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice home and grounds of the famous author. Items include her years in China as well as manuscripts and writings throughout her life. A nice experience. Beautiful home.

Thank Joel M
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you, Joel, for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience visiting the Pearl S. Buck House ... and the grounds!

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Driving up the driveway, you see the beautiful grounds & buildings with artists painting. Our tour guide, Linda, was very informative and knowledgeable about Pear Buck's life and accomplishments. The furniture in the house are original pieces which give the visitor an excellent insight as...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi, Frank - Thank you for your review and sharing details of your experience. We're so pleased you enjoyed your tour of the Pearl S. Buck House. Our volunteer tour guides are carefully trained ... and passionate about the life and legacy of Pearl S....More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Very interesting story. Docin did a great job. Very knowledgeable. Good for families except small children.More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with other travelers. Our volunteer docents (tour guides) are extensively trained. They also are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Pearl S. Buck's life and legacy. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

I live in Bucks County and The Pearl Buck House is one of the places I like to take my visitors. The docents are quite knowledgable and the house is quick interesting with the furnishings reflecting her international travels. Her advocacy for human rights is...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We're so pleased that you enjoy the docent-led tours of the Pearl S. Buck House and share the experience with your visitors! Our volunteer docents are highly trained, knowledgeable, and passionate about Pearl S. Buck's life and legacy. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Pearl S. Buck was an author, humanitarian and so much more. Her estate and foundation are lovely to see, but the tour gives one a full perspective of all that this woman accomplished during her lifetime. Some things will truly surprise; everything will inspire. Tours...More

3  Thank Compassrose87
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your sharing details of some of the programs and events that are held at our National Historic Landmark site.

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Our trip to New Hope gave us (3 generations of women) a chance to delve into history. Pearl S Buck International was an easy 30 minute ride from down town New Hope. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes before your tour starts to become acquainted...More

1  Thank slonnie
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

What a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write it and to share your beautiful pictures! We're so pleased to read of the positive experience you and your group shared talking a guided tour of the Pearl S. Buck House .

Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited the Pearl S. Buck house about two years ago, during the summer. I knew very little about Buck or her writing, but wanted to visit because I'm a writer myself. The grounds are very impressive; the landscaping alone was top notch and well...More

1  Thank JRWarnet
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so please you enjoyed your tour of the house!

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cracond1
16 August 2017|
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Response from Pearl B | Property representative |
Hi, Pearl - As another visitor previously posted, there is no direct public transportation. From NYC you can either drive yourself or use a car service. If you choose either of these options enter this address into the GPS... More
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saucon
12 April 2015|
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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
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saucon
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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
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