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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-249-0100
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Beautiful Location and Excellent Tour

We visited on a weekday and were the only people on the very informative tour. The house and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert C
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Good insight into an incredible woman

We very much enjoyed the tour of the house and learning about Buck's literary output and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elliott S
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a weekday and were the only people on the very informative tour. The house and grounds are beautiful and we learned so much about a remarkable woman and her extended family. The grounds are tranquil and we spent almost 2 1/2 hours...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the tour of the house and learning about Buck's literary output and humanitarian work.

Thank elliott S
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A glorious setting, a wonderful house filled with Pearl Buck's family memorabilia. Tour guide was so knowledgeable, so accommodating, so filled with interesting history about the house, Pearl Buck and the family. Rooms are set up to give the sense that they are still in...More

1  Thank rdomo
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the Pearl S. Buck home, the setting, and the docent-led tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely well-maintained home and estate of the author. We learned about her writing and her humanitarian work. inspired me to re-read The Good Earth.More

1  Thank rss1836
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your compliments about the Pearl S. Buck home and estate. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were able to learn about Pearl S. Buck's humanitarian work as well as her...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Home and burial place of the first American woman to be awarded both a Pulitzler and a Noble Prize for literature. An estate sized property surrounded by beautiful and well kept gardens. The house contains her library, writing desk and manual typewriters. The charming and...More

1  Thank Jerry D
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jerry - Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share details of your visit. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you are anywhere near this attraction it is a must see. The property is a assemblage of 68 acres of land and and 1825 farm house. But more that that it high lights the life and legacy of the author, humanitarian and Pulitzer prize...More

2  Thank Warren H
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour as well as the estate. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 29 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

2  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!

1  Thank CricketMarren
Reviewed 14 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.

2  Thank NewBritainMan
Reviewed 9 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

3  Thank Sylvia S
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cracond1
15 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
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
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