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Perkasie, PA
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The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark museum near the Greater Philadelphia Metro Area in beautiful Bucks County, PA, was the home of Pearl S. Buck and her family. Here you can tour the home, explore the award-winning gardens, and learn more about Pearl S. Buck and her legacy.

Until further notice, reservations are required for tours of the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark museum.

To make a reservation, please call the tour desk at 215-249-0100 x110.

Tour sizes are limited to 10 people at this time.
**UPDATED 3/2/22: As per updated CDC guidelines, Pearl S. Buck International is no longer recommending or requiring masks of visitors to our property.

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
Sun: 12pm - 3pm

For tour times, see below.

Tour Prices

Adults - $15
Seniors - $12
Students - $7
Members - Free

Location

520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
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Tours Include

Docent- or facilitator-led tour of the historic home museum
Access to the Exhibit Gallery, Welcome Center, and Gift Shop
Access to the gardens

Two Museum Tour Options to Choose From

Please note: We are requiring reservations for tours at this time.

Pearl Buck hugging little girl sitting on her lap

Pearl S. Buck: Taking Action

Tour & Interactive Dialogue

This tour with interactive dialogue 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. 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.

This tour engages visitors in conversations about subjects important to Ms. Buck. It inspires them to reflect on their own values and to take action to make the world a “good and peaceful place,” as Pearl S. Buck said and did.

If you are looking for an enlightening and uplifting experience that will inspire you to embrace Pearl S. Buck’s principles and practice, this tour is for you.

Pearl Buck sitting at her desk

Pearl S. Buck: Life & Legacy

Traditional Historic House Tour

Pearl S. Buck was a Pulitzer and Nobel Award-winning author, a humanitarian, and an activist. This traditional biographic tour of her home, the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark museum, allows visitors to 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).

If you love history, architecture, literature, folk art, fine art, or just stepping back in time, this tour is for you.

Tour Times—Reservations Required

Monday: No Tours
Tuesday - Friday: 1pm
Saturday: 1pm
Sunday: 2pm

Tour Times—Reservations Required

Monday: No Tours
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am & 2pm
Sunday: 1pm

What Our Visitors Say

Exhibits

Dangerous Women

Virtual Exhibit: Dangerous Women



History is full of women who pushed the boundaries of their time through politics and through culture. Often, these women faced pushback for their radical ideas of equality. Society viewed them as Dangerous Women.

Virtual Exhibit: Pearl Buck & Women

Pearl S. Buck, was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, avid humanitarian, and ardent social justice activist. She was a staunch advocate for gender equality and women’s rights.

Virtual Exhibit: Pearl Buck Taking Action: Civil Rights in America

Pearl S. Buck was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, humanitarian, and social justice activist. She was a staunch advocate and ally in the fight for civil rights in America.

Pearl Buck awards exhibit with plaques, keys, and medals

Pearl S. Buck Awards Room

Pearl S. Buck was honored with numerous awards during her lifetime and beyond. She received a wide range of plaques, certificates, and awards which spoke to the many inspiring achievements she accomplished during her life.

 

 

International Gift Shop

The International Gift Shop, located in the Welcome Center, offers a unique variety of gifts, books, apparel, jewelry, crafts, décor, and more in a boutique-like setting.

Hours:

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm   |   Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm   |   Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm

 

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While You Are Here

While the Pearl S. Buck House and grounds enjoy a peaceful and secluded setting, we are not in the middle of nowhere! See what nearby dining, shopping, accommodations, and more you can enjoy to make a whole day or weekend of your visit!

Accessibility

There are areas of the Pearl S. Buck House museum 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.
For specifics on wheelchair accessibility and space measurements for guests using walking aids, click here.

Group Tours

Group tours and pricing are offered for parties of 10 or more. Buffet or boxed lunch options are available. Learn more by calling 215-249-0100 x110.

School Group Tours

Tours for school groups are offered on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. 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.  To learn more call 215-249-0100.

Closed on Holidays

The Pearl S. Buck House is closed on these days in 2022: New Year’s Day, January 10, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 26, December 30, New Year’s Eve (as well as New Year's Day 2023 and January 2, 2023).