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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Excellent tour

Let me preface this with the knowledge and competence of the museum's tour guide, whose stories... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jeanne77b
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Massachusetts
Gorgeous home

We had nothing to do on a Saturday and decided to visit the President Buchanon home of Wheatland... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TLynnwire
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Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me preface this with the knowledge and competence of the museum's tour guide, whose stories were both interesting and informative, making this a good experience. The house contains many artifacts that traveled from Buchanan's home to the White House and back. The grounds look...More

Thank jeanne77b
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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are glad you made the visit to LancasterHistory.org. Thank you for your positive remarks about the grounds and Wheatland.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had nothing to do on a Saturday and decided to visit the President Buchanon home of Wheatland. It was a awesome experience. We were able to take photos of the inside, outside, and watch a reinactment. The fee to tour was $15 a person...More

Thank TLynnwire
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Cindy W, Vistors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Wheatland. We are glad you had a great visit to our site.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely home, filled with numerous original items from this President's life. You will enjoy the setting of this house, it's very easy to get to and will learn a lot about James Buchanan. However, the volunteer tour guide named Tom was most unpleasant....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great look into the life and home of James Buchanan. Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Would recommend for those with an interest in US history. A lot of information in a 2 hour tour.

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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response to your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A very cold day and with some spare while visiting family nearby, we saw an article in the Reading Eagle about guided tours at President Buchanan’s home. If we ever knew about this President it was long forgotten A fascinating one term President who was...More

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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting LancasterHistory.org. We appreciate your great response to the tour.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

My wife and I visited here recently on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed it very much. The museum is very nice and President Buchanon's home is beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Joe K
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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

We are glad you stopped in for a visit. Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Got a chance to explore the inside of Wheatland this week. It was a lovely tour with much history imparted to us. The only thin we knew going in was the James Buchanan was considered the worst president in America. After hearing the history and...More

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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are glad you came to visit. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

It is true Buchanan was a poor President but his home is lovely and is in nearly original condition. The museum on the property was small but charming. The tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable and efficient. This was an enjoyable experience for people interested...More

Thank jande2002
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Cindy W, Visitor's Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your response. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable. It is true that the tour focuses on the history of the house, but the guide answered questions about the Buchanan presidency with ease and authority. Arrive a little early to watch the 10 minute movie in the history center...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Not just an historic house tour, but an interactive experience, this was one of the most interesting tours of the many that I have been on. A special presentation during the month of December has the house beautifully decorated for Christmas including a gorgeous tall...More

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Cindy W, other at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Yuletide visit with us.

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saramay
25 February 2017|
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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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