Tickets for Holiday Favorite at Grey Towers Now on Sale-Christmas Carol Kicks Off Holiday Tour Season

Front Door festively decorated

MILFORD, PA – Tickets for the 39th annual dramatization of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, are now on sale. Performances are planned for Saturday Dec. 7 and Sunday Dec 8 at 11 am and 2 pm. Tickets are $20 each and are available on-line at or by calling 570-296-9625. No tickets can be reserved without payment and tickets are non-refundable.

The Dickens program is the kick-off for the annual holiday tour schedule at Grey Towers, when visitors can see all three floors of the decorated mansion from Monday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Professional actors Joe and Therese Plummer of New York City recently stepped in to perform the traditional holiday classic at Grey Towers following more than three decades of performances by their father, Joe Plummer Sr. The performance uses no costumes or scenery and leaves much to one’s imagination, just as stories were told or read in the 19th century.

The 1886 mansion, formerly the home of Gov. Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the US Forest Service, will once again be decorated by members of the Milford Garden Club. The special holiday tours bring visitors to all three floors of the mansion; the upper floors usually are not open to the public for tours.

              In addition to the guided Holiday Tours, visitors can enjoy a Holiday Photography Exhibit featuring photographs taken by members of the Pike Imaging Council, all creatively depicting Grey Towers, the landscape, and forests or trees.

              The Grey Towers Interpretive Gift Shop is open from December 9-22 offering unique holiday gift items provided by Eastern National Forests Interpretive 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. We honor Interagency Passes at Grey Towers!

              For more information about the Christmas Carol programs, please call 570-296-9625 or email For more information about the holiday tours, please call 570-296-9630 or e-mail SM.FS.GREYTOWERS@USDA.GOV