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Grey Towers National Historic Site

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Known also as the Gifford Pinchot House, or the Pinchot Institute, Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the U.S. Forest Service and governor of Pennsylvania. The house was built in 1886 by Gifford’s father, James Pinchot, a successful businessman and philanthropist. The house is designed in the style of a French chateau and has three conical towers that give it its name

The house is now owned by the Forest Service and is open to the public for tours and hiking on its trails. It is also home to the Pinchot Institute, which carries on his work in conservation. The house has 43 rooms and many outbuildings, such as cottages, an outdoor dining facility, an open-air theatre, and a white pine plantation. The house preserves many items and exhibits that reflect the life and legacy of Gifford Pinchot and his family.

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Gifford Pinchot House
105 Pinchot Court
Milford PA 18337