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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 17173924633
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th...
Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
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Tour guide was excellent!

The price of the tour is $10 a person. It was one of the best house tours that I have been on. The tour guide was excellent. She told us she was a former teacher. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Patty E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The price of the tour is $10 a person. It was one of the best house tours that I have been on. The tour guide was excellent. She told us she was a former teacher. She continues to read and learn about James Buchanan and it shows. The house is set up where visitors can get a close up look... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an intriguing bit of history in the charming Lancaster PA region. Tours are offered by well-informed, costumed guides. The mansion is located adjacent to the Historixal Society's center which houses a gift shop and book store. Well worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our family visited Wheatland and took the house tour and visited the museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and more than happy to answer any questions we had. If you enjoy American history, this is a great place to visit!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are a history buff, like house museums and estates, then this is a must stop while in Lancaster. Informative tours with guides in period dress. Nice grounds to walk in. Adjoins the Lancaster Historical Society Museum & Library that is well worth a visit.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful home of our 15th President of the United States, Buchanan. The tour guide was an extremely knowledgable high school senior. . . WOW! Unlike other historic house tours very little is roped off so you can really look closely at the furnishings and decor. Great place to visit if you have an interest in history, politics, Pennsylvania, or Victorian... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very cool house, excellent docent, long tour but you will find out more about President Buchanan there you ever imagined.

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The only time in my life I can remember anything about Wheatland was from a stamp issued by the USPS in the 1950's. I am so glad we got a chance to visit Wheatland a few days ago as it made me better understand and appreciate a former president who is one of the more obscure and least revered of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fantastic tour of house and grounds. Museum on grounds also fascinating. For geologists, visit the library archives. We took tour during living history day and actors portrayed President, staff and visitors. Second story only accessible by stairs

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We wanted a tour of the Buchanan House at Wheatland, and this is the place to start. Climates controlled in both, the center and in the historical house, you will be comfortable😄. The place is rich with artifacts and history. The guided tour of Wheatland is well done, the Visitor's Center also had an artwork display with many different items... More 

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Malvern, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I recently decided to visit Lancaster and while searching for things to see, I came across Wheatland. The home of president James Buchanan (the president immediately before Lincoln), it was built during the 1800s and served as his home and office while he was an attorney, his home while he was running for president and eventually the... More 

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