National Public Lands Day & Ice Cream Social

National Public Lands Day & Ice Cream Social


  • September 28, 2019
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gifford Pinchot holding ice creamA FEE-FREE Day of self-guided mansion tours, music, children’s programs, Smokey Bear, and more!

Enjoy free ice cream during a re-creation of Gov. Gifford Pinchot’s ice cream social—the best way the U.S. Forest Service and the Grey Towers Heritage Association know how to thank the community for their support all year round.

Rain or Shine.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association, the events are held to commemorate Community Appreciation Day and National Public Lands Day.


Come early; stay all day!


11 am – 4 pm Mansion Open House: See all three floors
  2:00 – 4:00 pm Ice Cream Social: Free ice cream in this re-creation of Gov. Gifford Pinchot’s annual event in the Visitors Pavilion.

FOOD: Families are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and chairs for the lawn.
FOOD PANTRY DRIVE: GTHA is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to local food pantry.


All events will take place either in the Visitor Pavilion, outdoor amphitheater, or tented pool terrace, depending on weather.

For information please call 570-296-9630 or send email to