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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
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Description: Costumed guides conduct tours of this historic mansion, home to President...
Costumed guides conduct tours of this historic mansion, home to President James Buchanan before and after his tenure in the White House.
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This tour was one of the last options left on our 8th visit to the Lancaster area. Sort of glad we waited until this year as the kids are now old enough to understand the value of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This tour was one of the last options left on our 8th visit to the Lancaster area. Sort of glad we waited until this year as the kids are now old enough to understand the value of the 'Pennsylvania white house'. The docent was very entertaining and educational. It is amazing that such a powerful man lived such a simple... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

James Buchanan's homestead. Interesting house tour & lovely grounds Learned a lot about our 15th President & his niece, Harriet Lane who became the first "First Lady".

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful and the house itself is very interesting. We learned a lot about the man who was the only President from PA, the only bachelor President and the President before Lincoln. The tour guide was interesting but a little long winded. He clearly knew his stuff.

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although we have been to the Lancaster area on other occasions, this was our first visit to Wheatland, the home of James Buchanan. You have choices to make regarding the fee as to how much you want to see. We elected to not only tour the house but also the various exhibits in the Visitor's Center. The tour guide at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wheatland is a beautiful Federal style house that is well worth a visit. The site is very well maintained & the furniture is mostly original. James Buchanan was the 15th president & the only one born in Virginia. The guide tried to be entertaining, but I wish he had dropped the lame jokes & added more history about Buchanan instead.

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Coram, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our guide was so interesting and engaging. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Lancaster. The home of Buchanan is beautifully maintained and the period furniture made it easy to imagine living there.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'll admit it: I know little about our 15th president, James Buchanan. The visit to Wheatland helped me begin to learn about him, including that he was one of the wealthiest men in PA, and that his niece, Harriet Lane, was White House hostess during his term. (Buchanan never married nor had children, our only president to have never married.)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wheatland is definitely worth the visit of you are ever in Lancaster. It was the home of James Buchanan and the tour guide does a superb job talking about the life of James Buchanan, his family, presidency, and the history of the house. I greatly enjoyed to tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

House and carriage barn are well worth the visit to downtown Lancaster where most tourists miss. The beautifully peaceful countryside is the main draw but visiting the only president's from PA highlights the pre-civil war period. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Gibbstown, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Definitely worth a visit especially for American history buffs. Nice tour -- just the right amount of detail. A great place to spend a fall afternoon

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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster

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