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Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

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Pearl Buck was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century having influenced admirers and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Peg G
Jacksonville, Florida
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Pearl S. Buck's birthplace

This is a wonderful home, it was moved to this spot from southern WV, Pearl's father's house is... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Pearl Buck was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century having influenced admirers and writers around the world. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. This is the hallowed ground of a woman who was well ahead...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peg G
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Three friends and I drove over two hours to visit the museum. When we arrived, we found a hand written note saying they would be closed on July 7th but would open the next day. There was no mention of this on the website or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a wonderful home, it was moved to this spot from southern WV, Pearl's father's house is next door. You can take a guided tour (we didn't have time, 30-45 minutes), will do it next time. Not far from here Is Droop Mountain Battlefield...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hootiewoo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is only seen on a guided tour. We did not take the tour, it's only available fri, sat or sun. We took pictures of the house from the cat

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

You will want to see the beautiful historic house where Pearl Buck was born and wrote of and learn some of its fascinating history, and the accomplishments of Pearl and her family! It's really a grand home full of treasures from Pearl's family and another...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a beautiful property in a very scenic area. There are two houses on the property. The Stulting house is the white house and the actual birth home. The Sydenstricker House on the left as you go in is Pearl's father's birthplace and childhood...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank alman4869
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I read the Good Earth and enjoyed it so much that I had to go see the house. I live not too far away so I enjoyed seeing the place for the first time and getting to know a WV legend like Pearl S. Buck.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank bethryan20
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife and I stopped today at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Hillsboro, like many towns in the mountainous part of West Virginia, is tucked into a valley. Pearl S. Buck was born in a Hillsboro home to two missionaries who...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We just happened to see the sign for this attraction. We know of Pearl Buck because she attended college in our home town. The tour was magnificent and packed with a great deal of admiration from our guide. This tour is great for those who...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank WilliamB474
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Although I haven't read any of Pearl Buck's books, the person I was with did and so we called ahead for a tour. It definitely was work the time, as the docent we had was incredibly enthusiastic and informative. Every inch of the house is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 473estheri
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