Grey Towers to dress up for holiday tours

The 1886 mansion will be setting for musical performances, garden club decoration


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— Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford will offer guided holiday tours of all three floors of the decorated mansion from Monday, Dec. 4, through Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The 1886 mansion, formerly the home of Gov. Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, will once again be decorated by members of the Milford Garden Club. These special holiday tours bring visitors to all three floors of the mansion. The upper floors usually are not open to the public for tours.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, there will be free musical performances of holiday favorites by students of the Delaware Valley School District. In addition to the guided Holiday Tours, visitors can enjoy a Holiday Art and Photo Exhibit and Sale, featuring plein air paintings by artists of Come Paint With Me and a juried show of photographs taken by members of the Pike Imaging Council, all creatively depicting Grey Towers and the landscape. Art work can be purchased through the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

The Grey Towers Interpretive Gift Shop is open from Dec. 4 to 20 offering a 20 percent discount on most items. The shop includes holiday gift items provided by Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association and the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

Passes and feesGuided tour fees are: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $5 youth; under 12 free. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and are offered before noon each day that the mansion is open for public tours.

Interagency Passes are honored at Grey Towers.

Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) pass: entry is free for fourth-grade pass holder and three family members.

Senior pass: entry is half-price for pass holder only.

Access, annual and military passes: entry is half-price for pass holder only.

Grey Towers Heritage member pass: entry is free for pass holder only

For more information or in case of inclement weather, call 570-296-9630 or email greytowers@fs.fed.us.



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