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Famous writer, Pearl S. Buck wrote daily in her Bucks County farmhouse in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This literary tourist site attracts writers, fans of Pearl Buck books and visitors who want to discover the legacy of a Pulitzer-prize winning writer, advocate and humanitarian. The national historic landmark home is open for guided tours which feature her Nobel and Pulitzer prizes on display; the desk where Ms. Buck penned her novel The Good Earth, gifts from luminaries like the Dali Lama and President Richard Nixon; photos of President John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt; paintings from renowned artists, and so much more. Guided tours will inspire and educate visitors as they gain access into the personal life of Pearl Buck and her husband, Richard Walsh.

After the tour, take a stroll through the award-winning gardens, walk the path down to her gravesite, and shop in the International Gift Shop.
Add value to your tour of the Pearl S. Buck House by stopping in our Exhibit Gallery featuring quarterly exhibitions that educate on culture, literature and history.

The Pearl S. Buck House is 15 minutes from Doylestown, Bucks County, PA with some of the area’s best shopping and museums; 30 minutes from New Hope, PA, one of the most celebrated arts destinations on the East Coast; and a short drive from Philadelphia’s cultural and historic center.

Inspire your group with a visit to the Pearl S. Buck House. Groups tours of the Pearl S. Buck House complement your Mid-Atlantic Itinerary as you travel to Philadelphia, New York or Washington DC.

Class Trips to the Pearl S. Buck House add value to classroom lessons on multiculturalism, Pennsylvania history, writers, China, advocacy, literature and more! Engage your students and bring the world closer with a tour of a national historic landmark which honors a woman’s contributions and legacy that impacted more than 2 millions lives.

The precious objects in the museum collection need careful attention, controlled humidity—and sometimes, repairs. We invite you to become a Conservation Partner and become a part of Pearl S. Buck’s legacy with a gift that makes history.

Listen to this audio interview to learn more about the Pearl S. Buck House.


Please find more information about Pearl S. Buck House & grounds, our location and tour options at Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Jill Dansereau at 215-249-0100 x110 or email  

Tour Pearl S. Buck’s home

A plaque in front of the garden reads: "Welcome to the Rainbow Garden in honor of the children Pearl S. Buck International serves around the world. The variety of flowers and plants here remind us of the beauty of differences and the potential all children have to blossom."