Pearl S. Buck House

Be inspired by the life and legacy of author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck on a tour through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. The Pearl S. Buck House tells the story of Buck's advocation for cross-cultural understanding and racial harmony. Students, homeschoolers, and campers will learn about her life history, which began as the daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. See her prizes on display, the typewriter she used for her novel The Good Earth, gifts from the Dali Lama and President Nixon, paintings from renowned artists, and more on the 68-acre site. Workshops, educational programs, and events are available.

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School

Pearl S. Buck’s farmhouse provides a culturally diverse setting for students to explore history, art, and the importance of humanitarianism. Guided tours of the National Historic Landmark will inspire students to appreciate diversity as they learn about Buck’s advocacy for human rights and harmony across all continents. Students can visit the Exhibit Gallery in the Welcome Center, which has featured cultural art of Asia, Latin America, and other areas around the world. Tours of the gardens are also available. Field trips adhere to PA and Common Core standards for Language Arts, History, Geography, Art, and Science. Reservations for field trips are first come, first served and should be made at least one month in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Language Arts.

topics covered:
Human rights, women’s history, historical figures, activism, citizenship, communication, architecture, geography, science, writing, reading, visual art, culture, diversity, science.

contact info
Name: Marie Toner
Phone: 215-249-0100 ext. 149
Email: mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Indoor seating, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Pearl S. Buck House

Be inspired by the life and legacy of author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck on a tour through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. The Pearl S. Buck House tells the story of Buck's advocation for cross-cultural understanding and racial harmony. Students, homeschoolers, and campers will learn about her life history, which began as the daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. See her prizes on display, the typewriter she used for her novel The Good Earth, gifts from the Dali Lama and President Nixon, paintings from renowned artists, and more on the 68-acre site. Workshops, educational programs, and events are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy exploring cultural diversity at Pearl S. Buck’s farmhouse. Guided tours of the historic farmhouse will inspire campers to appreciate diversity as they learn about Buck’s humanitarian efforts. Campers can also peruse the Exhibit Gallery, which has featured art of Asian, Latin American, and other cultures. The garden, which features various sculptures and flowers named in honor of Buck, is also available for tours. Inquire about having lunch with your campers on-site after your field trip.

contact info
Name: Marie Toner
Phone: 215-249-0100 ext. 149
Email: mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Indoor seating, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Pearl S. Buck House

Be inspired by the life and legacy of author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck on a tour through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. The Pearl S. Buck House tells the story of Buck's advocation for cross-cultural understanding and racial harmony. Students, homeschoolers, and campers will learn about her life history, which began as the daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. See her prizes on display, the typewriter she used for her novel The Good Earth, gifts from the Dali Lama and President Nixon, paintings from renowned artists, and more on the 68-acre site. Workshops, educational programs, and events are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Pearl S. Buck’s farmhouse provides a culturally diverse setting for homeschool students to explore social studies, visual arts, and the importance of humanitarianism. Guided tours of the National Historic Landmark will inspire homeschoolers to appreciate diversity as they learn about Buck’s efforts to promote an understanding across all cultures and races. Homeschool groups can also see art in the Exhibit Gallery, stroll through the gardens, and visit the greenhouses on-site. Field trip reservations are first come, first served and should be made at least a month in ahead of your desired visit.

topics covered:
Social studies, language arts, human rights, women’s history, historical figures, activism, citizenship, communication, architecture, geography, science, writing, reading, visual art, culture, diversity.

contact info
Name: Marie Toner
Phone: 215-249-0100 ext. 149
Email: mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Indoor seating, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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