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Milford walking tour shares Pinchot family history

September 13, 2012

MILFORD PA — A walking tour of downtown Milford that illustrates the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800s is planned for Sunday, September 23, at 1:30 p.m.

The tour will illustrate how one family influenced the beginnings of the community. Participants should meet on the lawn of the Pike County Library at the intersection of Broad and Harford streets, rain or shine.

Some significant buildings with Pinchot history include Forest Hall, the Community House, Normandy Cottage, the Pike County Courthouse and others. Gifford Pinchot founded and served as first chief of the USDA Forest Service and was twice governor of Pennsylvania.

Fees are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and free for youth 12 and under. Pre-registration is suggested by calling 570/296-9630, or by email at
An accompanying walking tour map and guide will be available for an additional $1 donation for the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

Participants are encouraged to tour Grey Towers after the walking tour and can do so at half price. Visit