Trip Planner: USA / Pennsylvania / Pocono Mountains Region / Milford / Grey Towers National Historic Site
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.
Grey Towers National Historic Site reviews
The tour inside the house was a look into the past. Amazing photos, books, decor and furniture. The grounds were nice to walk around.
The tour inside the house was a look into the past. Amazing photos, books, decor and furniture. The grounds were nice to walk around. more »
Within a half mile of the middle of Milford. Well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Pretty house. Nice walkways.
Within a half mile of the middle of Milford. Well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Pretty house. Nice walkways. more »
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 »
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this beautiful place. I feel blessed that I live close enough to visit regularly. It's a gorgeous landscape, rich in history... and free to explore the grounds all year round... There is a fee to go inside the actual home / towers --- but the grounds are vast and beautiful enough to make a day of it. I also love that they are dog friendly. Just a very special place.
Our tour guide did an excellent job giving us the background of the place , shared stories of the family , and shared his personal story on how he became Grey Towers tour guide. Very well spoken and knowledgeable about the times the estate was built. As a history major in University his thesis was on the estate. I recommend this tour not only because of it architectural significance but to also learn about trees.
Absolutely loved it. It was So beautiful walking around the grounds and castle. The staff was continuously giving out information about the castle and surroundings which was really enjoyable. I highly recommend going.
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.
We weren't looking for it we were just passing through Milford and I saw a little sign something about Grey Towers so, I hung a right - so glad I did. Unfortunately when we were there the Mansion was closed, renovations I think. Nonetheless the grounds were open and we got to walk around freely. Amazing.
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