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Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Mercersburg, PA
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A Wee Bit of History

Sequestered in the forest at the foot of the Tuscarora Mountain Range is an old stone monument... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Josh W
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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Beautiful

We enjoyed seeing this beautiful park. There were several markers with interesting information... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Malinda U
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sequestered in the forest at the foot of the Tuscarora Mountain Range is an old stone monument erected on the site where James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. The original log cabin is well preserved and now rests on the grounds of the...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing this beautiful park. There were several markers with interesting information about the Buchanan family. There is a large, pyramid shaped memorial where the cabin once stood. The park itself is small but has a lovely little picnic area next to a small...More

Thank Malinda U
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I always like to go there, it is very peaceful.there!! My grandsons like to get in the steam. We also have had our family reunion there. It's a nice free place go!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is tiny, only 18 acres but offers a quiet place for a picnic. Some historical markers as well as a monument to Pennsylvania's only president, so far. A very misunderstood and under appreciated man. The cabin in which he was born...More

Thank nss4me
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The perfect place to learn about our 15th President. My family found this little park charming and informative. Take a lunch or dinner and enjoy the many picnic tables and the near by stream.

Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The birth place cabin is NOT at the birthplace. There is only a monument marker there. The cabin has been moved to the academy in the town near by. This really wasn't worth the drive to.

Thank USHistoryTraveler
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We also enjoyed Buchanan's Birthplace State Park and agree with all of the other reviews. The log cabin pictured is the birth location of President Buchanan and was located in the park where the pyramid now stands. The pyramid was dedicated by President Buchanan's niece....More

3  Thank CONNvacationers
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I share the last name of the president. And I thought it would be nice to visit this memorial site. It is a lovely little park and the view on the sunny day was great. The pyramid monument is unique. My wife and I enjoyed...More

1  Thank MB185011
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This park commerates the birthplace of President James Buchanan. It is a very small park. A road goes down the middle of it and is not much more than a mile long. There are quite few picnic tables and a couple of shelters. In the...More

Thank hallrk
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Buchanan's birthplace is located in a sylvan setting, and was apparently the first official state park. The monument is interesting, and reminded me of a Mason's symbol. I would not have been at all surprised to see the number "33" chiseled in the top stone....More

Thank JGKramb
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