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Grey Towers National Historic Site - Pennsylvania
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|We'd never heard of Grey Towers
before, so when we saw it on the
map as a national historic site, we just
had to stop.
|The day was hot, so we curtailed our visit to a tour of the grounds and a
cursory glance. This area of Pennsylvania around Milford is hilly and
forested. We were in a hurry, however, to get to our campground in the
|Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest
Service and twice Governor of Pennsylvania. Today Grey Towers serves as a
conservation education and leadership center, with programs that interpret the lives of
the Pinchot family.
|We were free to wander the grounds at
will and they were absolutely beautiful.
A tour of the "castle", however, incurred
a fee, so we opted out. We certainly did
like the big turkey statues.
|There's a moat with a lily pond in front of the mansion complete with frogs.