Explore the charming birthplace
of one of West Virginia’s, and America’s, most
renowned authors and social justice advocates.
Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum showcases the home in which the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author was born in 1892. Although Buck spent a great deal of her life in China, the museum celebrates the influence that the home and the West Virginia lifestyle had on Pearl and how it shaped some of her major work throughout her life. The modest two-story, hand-built home, located in the town of Hillsboro, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1970 and comes to life with stories and treasures from Pearl’s life!