Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, Pike County, will offer guided holiday tours of all three floors of the decorated mansion from December 5 through 17 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 December 10, there will be two free musical performances of holiday favorites by students of the Delaware Valley School District. Members of the DV High School Chamber Choir will perform in the Great Hall at 12 p.m. and students from Dingmans Delaware Elementary School will perform outdoors in the Visitor Pavilion at 2:30 p.m.
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 December 5-17 offering a 20 percent discount on most items. The shop includes unique holiday gift items provided by Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association and the Grey Towers Heritage Association.
Guided tour fees: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $5 youth; under 12 free. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and are offered before 12 pm each day that the mansion is open for public tours.
Interagency Passes will be 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.
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