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“Have u ever dine like this!”

Grey Towers National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Milford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

Beautiful landscape, check out... the most unique contribution to the landscape is probably the Finger Bowl designed by William Lawrence Bottomley and constructed between 1932 and 1935. The Finger Bowl connects to the mansion's dining room through the Mosaic Terrace and is a unique outdoor dining table in the form of a raised pool surrounded by a flat ledge of sufficient width to accommodate a place setting. Chairs were pulled up to the pool and food was passed in wooden bowls floated on the water.
Grey Towers was donated to the USDA Forest Service in 1963 by Gifford Pinchot's son, Dr. Gifford Bryce Pinchot. Nestled among the Pocono mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the estate overlooks the Delaware River Valley and the small town of Milford.

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"pinchot family"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"summer home"
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"finger bowl"
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"house tour"
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"three floors"
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"national historic site"
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"lots of history"
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"guided tour"
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"worth the trip"
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"the main house"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 18 June 2009

We visited Grey Towers, which my partner just loves. When she went to the restroom, I spotted a great grey fleece jacket with the logo on it, and decided to buy it for her and hide it until Christmas. I tried it on quickly (sleeves a little too long for me - yep it will fit her), told the rangers what I had in mind, one ordered his cash register to hurry up and process the credit card, the other speedily wrapped the jacket up and stuffed it in the bottom of my tote bag. JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, I signed the slip, and casually strolled out of the gift shop as she came around the corner. During the tour, the guide winked conspiratorially at me a couple of times. It was big fun, and telling the story at Christmas, when she unwrapped the jacket, was even more fun. Great staff and a beautiful place indeed.

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Reviewed 25 August 2008

From the outside,it's breathtaking.Some of the rooms are historically accurate,but the people who inherited this mansion are more concerned with putting the building to good use.They have knocked down interior walls to make conference rooms,etc.The admission is reasonable-. 5 or 6 dollars,and the tour lasts about an hour.Unlike most historic homes,you can take photos,even with flash.Overall,I was glad to see this site,although I wish more preservation had been attempted.

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