May Kicks Off Grey Towers Tour Season, Walks and Talks
MILFORD, PA – A walk downtown and a walk in the gardens are being offered this May by the US Forest Service at Grey Towers, ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the US Forest Service and two-term governor of Pennsylvania. The estate entrance is at 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA.
On Saturday May 9, beginning at 10 am, a walking tour of downtown Milford will illustrate the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800s. Participants should meet on the lawn of the Milford Community House at the intersection of Broad and Harford streets. The 1-hour stroll through the borough will illustrate how one family influenced the beginnings of the community.
Back by popular demand, the tour is sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association and is free of charge. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly suggested by calling 570-296-9625 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 pm, visitors can enjoy the historic Grey Towers gardens on a guided tour that includes spring time blooms and hundreds of flowering bulbs. Meet Horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke at the Visitor Pavilion in the Grey Towers parking lot. Call 570-296-9630 for information. $8 adults/$7 seniors. Exact change preferred.
All walks are held rain or shine; sturdy, comfortable footwear is recommended.
The 2015 Grey Towers regular tour season begins Memorial Day weekend. Guided tours of the mansion are offered seven days a week on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm. On weekends at 4 pm visitors can tour all three floors of the mansion.
For more information about Grey Towers and public programs, visit the web at www.fs.fed.us/gt or www.greytowers.org or call 570-296-9630.