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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Our guide was very knowledgeable. It is true that the tour focuses on the history of the house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CIO_Traveler
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New York City, New York
Wonderful Christmas Visit to Wheatland!

Not just an historic house tour, but an interactive experience, this was one of the most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
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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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is such an upscale visitor's center in the midst of historic Lancaster. The tour was really impressive. The volunteer tour guide dressed in period clothes and gave us an interesting tour that both the kids and the adults enjoyed. Helpful tip - If you...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wheatland is a not-too-well-known attraction that combines accurate history of our 15th president's time with an interactive experience that will not soon be forgotten. From the time we were greeted at the door until we were bid farewell, we were treated as honored guests of...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Wheatland. We enjoyed having you as our guest.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wheatland is a great example of Federalist Architecture made even more important because James Buchanan, our 15th president owned it. There are many anecdotes about Buchanan that make more sense after seeing the home. I had heard he had Southerners arrive through one door, and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a treat it was to tour this wonderful old historic home. Our tour guide took us through every room describing the furnishing and also family history along the way. You felt like you were there all those years ago.

Thank Trixie1953
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Attended the Yuletide on a snowy evening which provided the perfect ambience for this program's Christmas eve. The actors were wonderful in their roles and the costumes were realistic. My husband and I enjoyed the games, the poetry and Christmas carols. That's the way to...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your response. We are happy you enjoyed our snowy Yuletide Performance.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Well appointed historic property, true to the time, showcasing actual artifacts, with commentary to go along! Decorations for Christmas were true to the time period. Learned a lot from the guide, who was dressed as Buchannon, and had a ton of knowledge to share. Was...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Service Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your great review of our facility. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 December 2017

If you are in Lancaster check this place out. Who knew there was a Presidential home right here. We called and were scheduled for a regular house tour. Period antiques, manicured lawns and great docents that known their history. This is a must do for...More

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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your response. We are glad you stopped in for a visit.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

I always enjoy tours of the presidents homes. The guides always have the most interesting information and you are more likely to retain it when you are in the environment and not just reading it from a book. I would highly recommend a stop here.

Thank smcgal02
Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your response. It was great to hear from you.

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saramay
25 February 2017|
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Response from Cindy W | 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 Cindy W | 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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