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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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President Buchanan appreciated a good glass of whiskey.

The home of President James Buchanan was well presented with a mixture of original furnishings and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
STEPHEN W
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Hartford, Connecticut
See Our 15th President's Home

If you enjoy learning about history through the lens of our presidents, you will enjoy this tour of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jeb80
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Columbus, Ohio
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Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The home of President James Buchanan was well presented with a mixture of original furnishings and other period pieces. Our guide, Stephanie, did an excellent job of describing the life of Buchanan and his family. A bachelor, he took in and raised his orphaned niece...More

Thank STEPHEN W
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy learning about history through the lens of our presidents, you will enjoy this tour of Wheatland, President's Buchanan's Lancaster home. Tours of the home take about 1 hour and are docent-led. Almost everything in the home area original to the home, which...More

Thank jeb80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating tour of the house and it's air conditioned ( we went in July).Our docet (Ardith) was amazing. The house and grounds are beautiful. Well worth the price. Give it at least an hour. Right in downtown Lancaster.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited her in June 2017 and did not know what to expect. The galleries are framed with Lancaster county history and facts. After perusing the galleries for a few minutes while waiting for the guide we decided that we would explore them more fully...More

Thank R J S
Markiana P, Visitors Service Assoc. at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit to Wheatland, we are thrilled to know you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured Wheatland on a hot summer day in June. The location was easy to find in downtown Lancaster in a beautiful tree lined area of gorgeous homes. The parking lot was large and had many empty spaces. We called beforehand to make a reservation...More

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Markiana P, Visitors Service Asso. at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you visiting James Buchanan's Wheatland, we value your feedback and appreciate the time spent leaving such a great detailed review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While he's gotten a bad rap as a president, James Buchanan was a very accomplished person, as we learned during our tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to give details about each room and answer questions. The house is lovely, with...More

Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having finished our shopping and touring, we still had a few hours before we needed to leave the Lancaster area enroute home. We saw on the map a reference to President James Buchanan's Wheatlands estate and thought, "Why Not?" What a great decision! Even for...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people have no idea that this experience exists! I have visited numerous times and learn something new every time I go! Well worth the high admission price.

Thank mgroff912
Markiana P, Visitors Services Assoc. at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your many visits to Wheatland. We are thrilled to know you have had such great experiences, you may want to consider visiting us during the holidays for our Yuletide special!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We basically ended up getting a private tour as my family was the only ones there at the time. My six year old started off very bored (we just got back from Dutch Wonderland) but was eventually drawn in by the tour guide and ended...More

1  Thank Snupzilla
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Wheatland is in Lancaster, PA. It is in a residential area but yet secluded due to the size of the property. It is easy to find, especially with a GPS. There is amply parking in the rear of the house. The visitors center is a...More

4  Thank Liz S
Markiana P, Visitor Services Assoc. at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Wheatland and to LancasterHistory.Org, we value your feedback.

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saramay
25 February 2017|
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Response from Markiana P | Property representative |
Hello, You may call the Visitor Services Center here at LHO and our receptionist can further assist you with your reservation and payment.
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carsleys
11 December 2016|
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Response from Markiana P | Property representative |
Hello! I am a representative of LancasterHistory,org. Please see my answers below to your questions. 1. What days are they open and what hours between now and the end of December? The main building at LancasterHistory,org... More
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