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Gifford Pinchot

July at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and two-term Pennsylvania governor, offers a number of activities in July.

Was Pinchot moved by his spirituality as he was making groundbreaking progress in the American conservation movement? On Saturday, July 21, a free lecture and discussion about his spiritual life will take place at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments offered by the Grey Towers Heritage Association will follow. Reservations suggested at 570/296-9625 or

Also in July is a free outdoor inspirational plein air painting program, “Come Paint with Me,” on the estate grounds. Join this non-instructional program or observe the artists at work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Call 570/775-6896 for details.

Guided tours of the first floor of the 1886 mansion and the landscaped grounds are offered Thursdays through Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends, the last tour of the day brings visitors upstairs. For more information visit


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