Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

Nestled in the heart of southern West Virginia, sits the quaint town of Hillsboro. In the valley that’s surrounded by the rolling Appalachian Mountains, the town of Hillsboro is home to a sacred place. Located just off Route 219, sits the homeplace of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Pearl S. Buck. Born in 1892 in the heart of Appalachia, Pearl S. Buck spent her childhood years frolicking through the fields of Hillsboro. While a great deal of her life was spent in China, Pearl S. Buck drew inspiration from the West Virginia hills and the life-lessons she learned while living in rural America. The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum celebrates the life of Pearl S. Buck, from her upbringing in Hillsboro to the influence that the great state of West Virginia had on the award-winning author.

Inside the modest two-story home of Pearl S. Buck, her work is showcased, as well as the treasures of her home and they all tell the story of her unique life. Enjoy seasonal tours at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace from Memorial Day Weekend through the last weekend of October. Motor coach groups and school field trip groups welcome, please call Pearl S. Buck Birthplace ahead at 304-653-4430 to schedule your group tour.