Tour Two Historic House Museums

Tour the Homes of Two Iconic Bucks County Legends: Pearl S. Buck and Oscar Hammerstein II

Learn about the lives and legacies of two of Bucks County's most prominent and influential artists and humanitarians as you tour the former homes of Pearl S. Buck and Oscar Hammerstein II. Guests of this one-day double feature will have the option of beginning at either the Pearl S. Buck House or the Oscar Hammerstein House in the morning with a visit to the other in the afternoon.

Pearl S. Buck House, Hilltown

Pearl S. Buck was a Pulitzer and Nobel Award-winning author, a humanitarian, and an activist. On our Life & Legacy Tour, a traditional biographic tour of her home, now a National Historic Landmark museum, visitors will learn about the life and legacy of this remarkable woman.

A rich, mostly intact collection makes guests feel as if they are visiting the house in the time Ms. Buck and her family lived there. Objects from the ordinary (a closet full of board games played by the family) to the extraordinary (the typewriter Ms. Buck used to write The Good Earth) add to the fascinating experience. Other interesting items include rare artwork from around the world, period furnishings, personal clothing, and a library stocked with hundreds of books (including those by her favorite author, Charles Dickens).

Oscar Hammerstein House, Doylestown

Tour Highland Farm, Oscar Hammerstein’s home and creative epicenter. This tour includes riveting stories about Hammerstein’s musical family, how his groundbreaking musicals forever changed modern day book-musical, and additional insight into his contributions to society through his many humanitarian acts, such as Pearl S. Buck’s Welcome House. Find out more about Highland Farm on the Oscar Hammerstein Museum website. 

September 16, 2023

Choose to start in the morning at either the Pearl S. Buck House or Highland Farm, and visit the other museum in the afternoon.



What's Included:

  • Life & Legacy Tour of the Pearl S. Buck House Museum
  • Tour of the Oscar Hammerstein Museum
  • Coupon for 20% off in the Pearl S. Buck International Gift Shop
  • Coupon for 15% off lunch at Chambers 19 Bar & Bistro in Doylestown

Tour Option One

11 AM Pearl S. Buck House
2:30 PM Oscar Hammerstein House

Tour Option Two

11 AM Oscar Hammerstein House
2:30 PM Pearl S. Buck House