Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark

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Basic Information

Address: 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone Number: 215-249-0100

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Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm
Description:

Take a tour of the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark. We offer the Pearl S. Buck: Taking Action Tour and Pearl S. Buck Life and Legacy Tour. Taking Action features interactive dialogue of the Pearl S. Buck House and shares the story of Pearl S. Buck's forward-thinking human rights advocacy for issues that remain relevant today. Pearl S. Buck, winner of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes, used her fame to shed light on the rights of marginalized communities including people of color, people with disabilities, women, biracial children, and immigrants. Beyond using her writing to bring attention to these social justice issues, she took action to help those affected. Life & Legacy is a traditional biographic tour of the home of Pulitzer and Nobel Award-winning author, humanitarian and activist Pearl S. Buck. It features a rich, mostly intact collection that makes guests feel as if they are visiting the house in the time Ms. Buck and her family lived there.

Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
9-12
Disabled Access:

There are areas of the Pearl S. Buck House that are not easily accessible by wheelchairs or walking support devices.
The Pearl S. Buck House tour is featured in a tour DVD, which can also be used in conjunction with the walking tour to view areas that guests may be unable to navigate. More information can be found on the website.

Program Type:

Guided tour

Admission/Tickets: $7 per student
Registration: mtoner@pearlsbuck.org or 215-249-0100 x149
Food: Buffet or boxed lunch options are available. Learn more by calling 215-249-0100 x110.
Group Requirements: Reservations are required at least four weeks in advance. The tours meet PA and Common Core academic standards in Language Arts, History, Geography, Art, and Science.
Exhibits: Pearl S. Buck Awards Room
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Our gift shop is open from 8:30 am-5 pm weekdays
Amenities: 67-acres of wooded and open property, gift shop, exhibit gallery (free)
Reservations Needed: Yes
Mission Statement:

Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

The legacy of Pearl S. Buck unites nations, societies, communities and individuals with an appreciation for cultural differences and a commitment to service.

 
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe:

  • All children should receive education, nutrition and preventive health care to become self-sufficient.
  • All children should grow up with cultural competence to be successful in a global environment.
  • All individuals can improve conditions and resolve problems if they understand and appreciate cultural differences, establish relationships with people from other cultures and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.
  • The Pearl S. Buck House should inspire visitors to embrace and engage in continuing her legacy by making meaningful, lifelong contributions within the community.
Facility History:

The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark in Bucks County, PA, was the home of Pearl S. Buck and her family. The beautiful and iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse contains a rich, intact collection from the extraordinary (the typewriter on which she wrote The Good Earth) to the ordinary (a closet full of board games her family played).

The grounds of the estate also contain Pearl S. Buck's gravesite, greenhouse, award-winning gardens, Cultural Center (a former barn where Ms. Buck held community events), the Estate Pavilion (which houses special events and weddings), and the Welcome Center (which contains the International Gift Shop, the Exhibit Gallery, and the offices of Pearl S. Buck International).

Social Networking:

https://www.facebook.com/pearlsbuckinternational/
Instagram: @pearlsbuckintl
Twitter: @PearlSBuckIntl