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Explore the Home of One of America’s First Foresters

Visit the historic home of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the US Forest Service and governor of Pennsylvania. Grey Towers in Milford is a National Historic Site and a landmark for America’s conservation movement. The property encompasses 102 acres, including a 19,000-square-foot mansion, pristine gardens, and peaceful walking trails.

The chateau-style mansion dates back to 1886 and includes 44 opulent rooms full of artifacts. Tours are held in season.

The gardens and grounds are open for self-guided tours year-round. One of the most iconic features is the Finger Bowl, an outdoor dining space where the “table” was a water-filled pool and the food floated in bowls and rafts. The Forest Discovery Trail will take you on an easy walk through the woods with educational stops along the way.

Grey Towers hosts educational and cultural events throughout the year, including their annual Festival of Wood.