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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-249-0100
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Empowering

The power of a driven woman becomes quite evident with her accomplishments as you walk through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barbzie444
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
beyond excellent!! Outstanding tour by Donna D' Angelo

Beautiful grounds, great lady, very down to earth, a real humble person. I wish I had met Pearl... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles H
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The power of a driven woman becomes quite evident with her accomplishments as you walk through where history was made.

Thank barbzie444
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience visiting the Pearl S. Buck House. We're delighted that you were inspired by learning about Pearl S. Buck's accomplishments as a prize-winning author, humanitarian-in-action, and activist for the rights of marginalized people.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds, great lady, very down to earth, a real humble person. I wish I had met Pearl Buck. Donna's tour made Pearl Buck come alive from the story of the leather holder for the noble prize in literature being used as a coaster or...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience visiting the estate of Pearl S. Buck and taking a docent-led tour of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Today my future daughter in law became a US citizen. The Pearl Buck House hosted the naturalization ceremony and there were about 35 people who all began their US citizenship today at her home. They made the ceremony extra special. The room where the ceremony...More

Thank Ed C
Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Pearl S. Buck House and to comment on your experience at the Naturalization Ceremony that we hosted in the Community Center and Estate Pavilion on the grounds. It is a special day to...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

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
Pearl B, Communications Maneger at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

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

Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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

Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 30 August 2017

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 27 August 2017

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 30 August 2017

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 4 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 24 August 2017

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 28 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 22 August 2017

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 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

2  Thank Les S
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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
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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