Learn About the Pearl S. Buck House

A National Historic Landmark Museum

"Where History and Humanitarianism Meet"

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 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, the Janet L. Mintzer Conference and Event Center, and the offices of Pearl S. Buck International).

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.

Pearl S. Buck Research and Archives

Pearl S. Buck International not only possesses an extensive collection of historic artifacts on display inside the Pearl S. Buck House museum, it houses an extensive collection of papers, correspondences, articles, publications, photographs, and other items of historical and educational value in its archives. Research inquiries and requests from students, writers, and other researchers may be directed to Curator Samantha Freise at 215-249-0100 x149 or sfreise@pearlsbuck.org.