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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Tour focuses on Grey Towers’ architecture

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  •  What do the base of the Statue of Liberty and Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA, have in common? You can find out this and more on a special Architecture Tour planned for Sunday, Aug. 26, at 1:30 p.m.?The one-hour tour will focus on the unique architectural details of the mansion, built by James Pinchot in 1886. The French-chatequesque stone mansion features more than 40 rooms and three distinctive turrets, or towers, and served as the home of Pennsylvania Gov. Gifford Pinchot. Participants will learn about many of the distinctive features of the mansion, including what the Milford estate and the iconic Statue of Liberty have in common.?Regular tour fees apply. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as this program is held outdoors rain or shine.?Special tours and walks have been added to the regular Grey Towers tour schedule in response to requests for specialized and more in-depth programs in such areas as the Pinchot family history and the unique architecture of the estate.?Grey Towers, ancestral home of the Pinchot family, has a long-standing tradition of welcoming the public to the estate. Now managed by the US Forest Service with numerous partners, Grey Towers is an active conservation, education and leadership development center that offers interpretive tours and special programs that continue the family’s legacy. Pinchot (1865-1946) became the first U.S. Forester.?For more information and directions contact Grey Towers at (570)296-9630 or info@fs.fed.us/gt. Or visit www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt .
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