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The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, West Virginia is a 1858 Dutch farmhouse built in the Appalchian Mountains of Eastern West Virginia by her forefathers in a beautiful valley setting. It was the home of the Pulitizer Prize and Nobel Laureate "Pearl Sydenstricker Buck's" maternal grandfather, the Stulting farm where her parents returned from China in 1892 to give birth to their first surviving daughter "Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker". The museum has actual furniture from both the Sydenstricker and Stulting families. Also her fathers home from Ronceverte, West Virginia in Greenbrier County has been relocated to Hillsboro, West Virginia. It is a 1832 log cabin with historical furniture donated by members of the family. A great place to visit when you are in South Eastern West Virginia. It is a bit remote to find, but only 30 miles North of Interstate 64 which passes near White Sulphur Springs, WV, home of the famous "Greenbrier Golf Resort" Hillsboro is on US Route 219 in Pocohontas County and is on the route to the Snowshoe Ski Resort. Unfortunately, it is only open during the summer months, but is well worth the drive if you are looking to experience firsthand a 19th Century self-sustaining farm. And a great history lesson for the kids looking to see how people lived in the 19th century. Check out the Museum's web site for directions and tour times during the summer months only. www.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com