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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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Chalk up one more presidents house

1st I was happy that there was parking because Lancaster seemed to be so full of buildings. This was a great place to be outside on a good day with plenty of grounds around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Milford, CT
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Milford, CT
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

1st I was happy that there was parking because Lancaster seemed to be so full of buildings. This was a great place to be outside on a good day with plenty of grounds around. Best inside were the bright carpets. We had not known that Buchanan had adopted a niece and a nephew. The main claim to fame with him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I love house museums and this was charming. Doug was a great guide, very distinguished looking and informative. Grounds also lovely and nice little gift shop. Staff welcoming and warm. We didn't have time to tour the museum attached but hope to return. Kudos to the historical society for their stewardship of the site.

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Reamstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wheatland, the Federal style home of President Buchanan which he purchased in 1848 and lived there for 20 years, was built in 1820 and it is one magnificent house! Even if you are not interested in houses you will enjoy this one as the history of the house brings it to life. It is a house filled with amenities such... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I loved this house, I had heard that President Buchanan said that he hoped his successor (Abraham Lincoln) would be as happy in the White House as he would be to get back to Wheatland and I can totally understand this. It is a bucolic place, a graceful house surrounded by parkland. We had an excellent guide and I enjoyed... More 

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Visalia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The property is well maintained and there is sufficient information provided to toke this one hour tour of Wheatland acceptable. However, I have been to several historical homes over the years and this was probably the least interesting. Buchanan's tomb is also nearby (couple miles) which I added to my trek. If you are looking for something to do I... More 

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Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to President Buchanan's home in April. I bought my tickets in advance. They are $8.00 for adults. When we got there they told us a bus was coming in soon so the put the film on early for us and got us in ahead of the tour which was nice. It is a short walk to the home... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went on a weekday right after thanksgiving and on our particular tour, we were the only two people. Still the tour guide took her time to really show us the place. She answered all our questions and gave us all the time we needed to really see the place. I don not think this is a very interesting place... More 

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the great historic home tours - very extensive and original interiors. Buchanan was regarded by some as the worst President in U.S. history, but his house is magnificent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went on spring break on a rainy day so I would have thought there would be more people. It was only a handful of people in the museum and on the tour..so it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The museum section had interesting period pieces many out of glass so you have to keep the... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's Victorian, but the house is well kept and the grounds are quite lovely. Don't miss the historical society next door.

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