Gifford Pinchot: The Father of American Conservation

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Welcome to Grey Towers National Historic Site

Grey Towers was the home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first Chief of the US Forest Service. Located in Milford, Pennsylvania, Grey Towers was completed in 1886 by Gifford's father, James Pinchot, a successful businessman and philanthropist. At Grey Towers, James, disturbed by destructive logging practices then prevalent in the country, encouraged his eldest son, Gifford Pinchot, to pursue a career in the nascent field of forestry.

  • Grey Towers Photo Policy

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    Looking for a perfect backdrop? Information and forms for commercial photography at Grey Towers.

  • Virtual Tour of Grey Towers

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    Can’t wait to visit? Take a virtual tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site.

  • Recreation Passes

    2021 4th Grade Pass

    America the Beautiful Federal Recreational Lands Passes are available seasonally at Grey Towers.

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