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Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen

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The Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen Township, Pennsylvania, United States, is a former residence of the author Zane Grey and is now maintained as a museum and operated by the National Park Service (NPS). It is located on the upper Delaware River and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains many photographs, artworks, books, furnishings, and other objects of interest associated with Grey and his family.The house was built in two sections, both from designs by Grey. The first was in 1905 by Zane Grey's brother, Romer Carl "Reddy" Grey; the second seven years later by a neighbor, to serve as a writing studio and library after the success of Riders of the Purple Sage. Grey and his wife moved to California so he could work on screenplays in 1918, but Lackawaxen and the house remained one of his favorite places for the rest of his life. It was added to the Register in 1983.BuildingThe house is along Scenic Drive, a short road along the Delaware River north of Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct, an early suspension bridge which still carries vehicle and foot traffic across the river between Pennsylvania and New York. Along the riverfront to the north, it is to the Delaware's confluence with the Lackawaxen River, the largest tributary of the Upper Delaware in Pennsylvania, resulting in slightly choppier water in front of the house. The grassy, maintained ground slopes gently from Pennsylvania Route 590 to the west toward the river, giving the house's east (front) a view across to undeveloped woods on the New York side in Minisink Ford.
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  • The home of author Zane Grey is the site for a small museum dedicated to his life and works. It is a National Parks site and it is well done. The museum is not large, only a few rooms are furnished, b...  more »
  • the former home of Zane Grey let me step back in time when the author's books were in popular demand. Set in a bucolic area of PA the museum invites with videos of the era.  more »
  • Zane Grey lived here and fished here during the height of his fame, and he really loved the Delaware River! (and Women!) As is pointed out in his many writings and correspondences on display, he had q...  more »
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  • It is an awesome museum. Nestled between the Lackawaxen and the Delaware rivers the Zane Grey museum is a great find. To see the writing space of the writer was really a boon. Most don't know Zane Grey for his fishing, hiking, and camping articles. He wrote a lot of them. This spot along the confluence of these fishing rivers explains his love for them. It is a great idea to bring a lunch or cook out gear as the view of the rivers is sensational and worth enjoying after the museum.
  • For history lovers. This historic site is for those that love Zane Grey, love well preserved historic architecture, or just love learning about our national heritage. Nature lovers will love the access to the river for canoeing and kayaking. A must see when visiting the area.