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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.

Business Hours

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

For Festival of Trees tour times, see below.

Tour Prices

Adults - $16
Seniors - $13
Students - $8
Members - Free

Decor tour - $8

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

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

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

Tour Times

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

Reservations are strongly recommended for tours of the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark museum.
Tour sizes are limited to 10 people at this time.
Due to the influx of visitors expected during the holiday season, Pearl S. Buck International is requiring masks at this time, regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
To make a reservation, please call the tour desk at 215-249-0100 x110.

Festival of Trees

November 17, 2021–January 9, 2022

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The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region. Each year during this festival, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed and decorated by some of Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck’s legacy as an author, activist, and humanitarian.

Living the Legacy & Taking Action Tours

Experience the Festival of Trees as part of the traditional historic Life & Legacy tour or the interactive, forward-thinking Taking Action tour. Regular tour times are:

  • Tuesday-Friday, 11 am & 1 pm
  • Saturday, 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Sunday, 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Monday, November 29, 11 am & 1 pm
  • Monday, December 27, 11 am & 1 pm
  • Reservations are recommended
  • Masks are required
  • Ticket prices are: Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8

Décor Tours (no historical interpretation)

Looking to just enjoy the festive beauty of this holiday tradition? Make a reservation for a Décor Tour of the Pearl S. Buck House (does not include a historical interpretation):

  • Daily tours at 3 pm
  • Ticket price: $8
  • Reservations are recommended
  • Masks are required
The Pearl S. Buck House is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. There will be no tours on these days.
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Exhibits

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.

 

 

Virtual Exhibit: Pearl Buck and 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.

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

 

More Information

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 2021: New Year’s Day, February 1-3, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, July 5, Labor Day, November 15, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve