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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  • Grounds are large. Very nice trees. Maintenance is not quite up (a bit neglected) to par but nice. Trees were labeled well which was great. The building exterior is very beautiful and the... 
    Grounds are large. Very nice trees. Maintenance is not quite up (a bit neglected) to par but nice. Trees were labeled well which was great. The building exterior is very beautiful and the...  more »
  • Beautiful estate, friendly and informative forest rangers…interesting exterior architecture ….short walk from parking lot on gravel pathway….disappointed that no tours of interior offered due to... 
    Beautiful estate, friendly and informative forest rangers…interesting exterior architecture ….short walk from parking lot on gravel pathway….disappointed that no tours of interior offered due to...  more »
  • A place not to be missed. Mansion is closed but grounds are open and beautifully kept. Many expansive views. A walk through the gardens and landscape surrounding the house is enjoyable and easy... 
    A place not to be missed. Mansion is closed but grounds are open and beautifully kept. Many expansive views. A walk through the gardens and landscape surrounding the house is enjoyable and easy...  more »
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  • I was looking for somewhere "different" than my typical hikes, and we had time to spare. We definitely appreciate the history of this mansion and the grounds, everything is very well kept. You can just saunter along and take in the scenery, admire the architecture, go for a jog, or enjoy the wildlife! Unfortunately for us, at the time, tours of the inside of the mansion are still unavailable, but I was told they may be in a few weeks. After spending time here, check out one of the local eateries to wrap up a nice day trip! I'm glad we chose to go, we agreed we'd like to go back for the tour.
  • Beautiful estate, history & grounds! The movie offered good insight into the family & progress to forestry & conservation. No inside tours were offered on Tuesday. Will return to see again!!
  • I wish the house was open! It looked amazing from the grounds. Despite the heat the day we visited we all had a good walk and there are clean bathrooms available.
  • Wonderful grounds to wander with a beautiful mansion to tour. Imteresting facts can be found here about a less well known historical figure who had a great influence on Pennsylvania, the US and the world.
  • Great day trip. Fun to walk around. Stunning views of the mountains. Highly recommend. Did not tour the inside but look forward to coming back.

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