Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford

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Sited on the hills overlooking the Delaware River, Grey Towers National Historic Site is the former family home of Gifford Pinchot, twice elected governor of Pennsylvania. The three-story mansion with conical roofed towers was built to resemble a French chateau and evokes the Pinchot family's French origins. A guided tour of the interior provides insights into the private life of the governor, while a self-guided stroll along the interpretive trails offers a chance to spot bluebirds nesting in the woods. The site also features other buildings, including several cottages, an open-air theater, and an outdoor dining area named the Finger Bowl. With our custom trip planner, Milford attractions like Grey Towers National Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We have been here on several occasions over the last few years. This is one of only two homes owned by the US Dept. of Forestry. Pinchot was the father of forestry in the US. The house and grounds are...  more »
  • A friend and I were able to see all three floors of this place on a special weekend opening. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. You can tour the inside and also the grounds outside. They do...  more »
  • What a great place to visit. Plan to spend a good part of your day exploring the grounds as well as getting the tour of the house. Well worth the visit. Very interesting history.  more »
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  • This place was my back yard growing up. Lots of great history. Very scenic. Tours are well informed. Check out the old graveyard if you are into that kind of thing.
  • Very cool and nice historical place in Milford Pennsylvania . Grey Towers mansion, home of Gifford Pinchot, a two time governor of Pennsylvania and early supporter of ecology and started the Forest Service. It is preserved as it was when the family lived there with some outstanding art and antiques. Some of art came Holland. Over all it was a great experience to be at Tower.
  • Beautiful estate with gilded era summer mansion that was home to the family responsible for conservation as we know it today. I was staggered by their wealth and humbled by their Nobile sense of giving back and helping in whatever way they could.
  • Excellent tour. Knowledgeable and professional staff, no tongue in cheek misplaced humour. Beautiful grounds on the tour, and opportunities to explore beyond the tour. Celebration for those who want to celebrate capitalist exceptionalism, and for those who are Teddy Roosevelt trust-busters. This place is beautiful.
  • Really neat place. Friendly guides and beautiful grounds. We took a bunch of children and they gave us a fast tour that kept the kids attention. Thank you!

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