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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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Pinchot residence

Huge mansion from a by gone era well preserved. Sadly only option to see inside is to go on a tour. No tours the day we visited but the grounds and outside views of the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Hinckley, Ohio
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Hinckley, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Huge mansion from a by gone era well preserved. Sadly only option to see inside is to go on a tour. No tours the day we visited but the grounds and outside views of the building were worth the visit.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Remote mansion with a real history of the National Park Service. Lots of walking but the furnishing and artifacts are excellent. Good tour guides. Excellent gardens. Worth a drive to see the open areas of the house, the 'villa' concept the builder tried to re-create, and the 'floating dining room table'. Never saw anything like it.

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1 Thank Diana B
Linda P, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit Diana! Hopefully the tour guide spoke about the history of the US Forest Service, not the National Park Service, as it is the US Forest Service that was founded by Grey Towers' former owner Gifford Pinchot. Both agencies are doing great conservation work for America's public. More 

Stillwater, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited before the season started but still walked the grounds. We were the only ones there and it was so peaceful & beautiful. Would have liked to tour the house, maybe next time.

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Thank lisasprout
Linda P, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Tours of the mansion are offered every day from Memorial Day through the end of October and for two weeks in December when the whole mansion is decorated. Hope you can return. More 

Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Off season trip in April for my birthday. We stayed at The Ledges hotel before coming to Grey Towers, which made for a nice drive. The home was closed for the season but we were welcome to explore the grounds. ThE Pinchot family loved the area, and made their home a unique and fun place. Lots of love went into... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Grey Towers is a beautiful place to visit for the afternoon. It affords gorgeous views, a plethora of history and beautiful grounds to walk among. I highly recommend taking a tour and don't forget to bring your camera, the gardens are wonderful.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This place is not only historic it is educational. A beautiful place to tour especially when the weather is good it is a very nice walk around.

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Grey Towers is the former summer home of the Pinchot family who were instrumental in environmental conservation in the United States. Built in 1886, in the so-called Gilded Age of America's wealthy elite, Grey Towers was specifically designed with the landscape in mind to highlight nature and respect it instead of intruding upon and destroying it. The mansion is very... More 

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1 Thank Pryst
Linda P, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Glad you appreciated the thoughtful and meditative aspect of the estate. We hope we re-create the same inspirational feelings that the Pinchot family experienced when they lived here! More 

Greenport, Long Island Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The main house is closed during the off season, and it was pouring rain, but you could see the beauty of this place. I visited here a few years back, and it was a great experience

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Linda P, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Come back for a guided tour, open every day Memorial Day through October! More 

Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you are passing through Milford, PA. it's definitely worth visiting. It's the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the US Forest Service and former governor of Pennsylvania. The property is owned and maintained by the US Park Service and it's beautiful to visit any time of the year. It's a great place for a walk after lunch... More 

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Linda P, Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Grey Towers is actually owned and maintained by the US Forest Service. The Pinchot family gave the property to them given his role as the first chief. More 

Milford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

4th time attending the dramatic reading of Dickens' The Christmas Carol---terrific every year. Great start for the Christmas season

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Thank drog23
Linda P, Public Relations Manager at Grey Towers National Historic Site, responded to this review

We re-create the same type of entertaining that the Pinchot family enjoyed when they lived here. Dramatic readings were popular then and very popular now as we continue the Christmas Carol readings the first weekend in December for more than 30 years! Thanks for your continued support! More 

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