Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford

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  • We visited in March and the house was not opened for tours, but we were able to walk around the grounds. It was a interesting walk.on the paths were easels with descriptions and a history of the build...  more »
  • This was the summer home of Gifford Pinchot's family, best known to Forest Service employees as the father of forestry in America and the first chief of the Forest Service. He was also very well known...  more »
  • Because it is February, the mansion itself wasn't open for tours. However, the grounds were open to walk on such on unusually warm Winter day. It was so worth getting a much needed walk in.  more »
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  • The self-guided tour is a great way to explore the building. The Rangers there are extraordinarily knowledgeable and very willing to relate stories concerning Pinchot and his family. The surrounding grounds are lovely, as are the views of Milford down the hill. You can easily spend more than a couple of hours here.
  • This place is a real gem. If you have a taste for history, architecture, gardening and the like then you want to spend some time visiting Grey Towers. On 100 acres of majestic trees and gardens on a hillside overlooking the Delaware River Valley and across to the Kittatinny Mountain Range of New Jersey is the former home of Gifford Pinchot, a two-term governor of PA and the first Chief of the newly formed U.S. Forestry Service. And what a home it is! Grey Towers is named for the grey slate turrets of this Gilded Age version of a French Chateau. It was in this home that many of the policies and practices of the nascent Forestry Service were conceived. The outdoor areas are as marvelous as the interior. The house which has been restored can be toured daily during the season (May-Oct). There are a number of special events held on the grounds during the season, such as the Festival of Wood and concerts.
  • This is a real find, my wife and I wanted our wedding here but at the time they didn't allow. Beautiful estate. Come with some lunch and soak it in. The outdoor pond/dining table, the view of the Delaware valley...
  • Grey Towers is an impressive estate that features a number of grand old trees and a mansion of the former PA Governor Pinchot. Just outside Milford proper, it is a lovely place to visit on a sunny afternoon, especially with guests from out of town. A nice walk through the property, and some quirky and neat details of their mansion that are unique and charming.
  • The vision and vast perspective of Gifford Pinchot is impressive. Filled with grand old trees upon the peak of a hill just outside of Milford, PA, the Grey Towers National Historic Site also was the home to the former PA Governor and the first chief of our Forestry(?). The mansion on top of the hill is really a grand old home filled with custom built walking grounds that must have been spectacular back in its peak. Well worth the visit.