A National Historic Landmark Museum
The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark museum 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 Pearl S. Buck House, known as Green Hills Farm, offers a variety of educational programs for k-12 students. The museum is one of a few National Historic Landmarks committed to preserving the legacy of a woman with an intact personal collection. Programs meet Pennsylvania Standards and can be tailored or customized to educator needs. Programs are available Tuesday-Friday, year-round. Public, private, and home schools welcome.
Mission of the Pearl S. Buck House
The Pearl S. Buck House will continue the legacy of Pearl S. Buck through preservation, interpretation, storytelling, and dialogue, linking the past to the present, to engage diverse audiences, while educating, inspiring, and empowering visitors to become active citizens and humanitarians.
Vision of the Pearl S. Buck House
The Pearl S. Buck House will inspire every visitor, through story and dialogue, to take action and make our world a better place.
Field Trip Offerings for High School / Grades 9-12
Taking Action Tour
- An immersive and interactive tour of the Pearl S. Buck House Museum, developed in collaboration with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, shares the story of Pearl S. Buck’s forward-thinking human rights advocacy for issues that remain relevant today. Ms. Buck advocated for 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 constructive action to help those affected. This tour engages students in conversations about subjects important to Ms. Buck. It inspires them to reflect on their own thoughts and to take action to make the world a “good and peaceful place,” as Pearl S. Buck said and did.
Look Outside the Box
- Learn to look beneath the surface of art and historic spaces using Harvard School of Education Visual Thinking Strategies to promote critical thinking skills with primary sources
- Research Paper Writing - Take a workshop on how to begin and work through the process of writing a research paper or essay.