Grey Towers Celebrates Gifford Pinchot’s Birthday With Special Programs Aug. 11

Who was Gifford Pinchot and why is his birthday celebrated every year at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County?

Learn the answers to these and more on August 11, as you take a tour of his ancestral home (Grey Towers), enjoy free birthday cookies and attend a free lecture.

The USDA Forest Service leads tours every hour on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm. Tour fees are $8 per person; $7 for seniors; $5 youth and kids under 12 are free. Birthday cookies will be enjoyed after every tour.

At 5:30 pm, plan to attend a free lecture that will help you gain a deeper understanding of two forces for nature: Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. Learn how these two titans influenced each other and how their work continues to be relevant today.

A birthday cake and coffee, provided by the Grey Towers Heritage Association, will follow.

Reservations are suggested for the lecture. Call 570-296-9630 or send email to:

More information on the special birthday celebration is available by calling 570-296-9630 or sending email to:


Click Here to watch a PA Conservation Heritage/WITF documentary on the life of Gifford Pinchot.

For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Grey Towers Heritage AssociationClick Here to sign up for updates from the Association, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, become part of their Google+ Circle and follow them on Instagram.

 Also visit the Grey Towers Historic Site website and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation website for information on its conservation research and policy programs.  Click Here to sign up for the Institute’s regular updates.

(Photo: Contemporaries Gifford Pinchot, Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir.)


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