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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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Private tour

We visited late afternoon-in March- were treated to a tour for just our family. a wonderful experience for our young boys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Celeste19119
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited late afternoon-in March- were treated to a tour for just our family. a wonderful experience for our young boys.

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South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Joyce, our tour was so wonderful! She did an excellent job telling us all about James Buchanan's life. My husband and I were on the first tour of the day and were the only ones, so it was more of a personal tour. The house is beautiful inside and has a lot of the original furnishings that belonged... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The tour guides and staff were very informed and welcoming. Great addition to a weekend in Lancaster. I would recommend this to friends.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Reading in Tripadvisor about places to visit in Lancaster, PA, we decided to visit this place. The tour was about to begin and in the meantime looked at some pictures and antique furniture on display. The tour consisted of a visit through the house of President James Buchanan. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the time go by fast.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided many unknown facts about this president that preceded Lincoln

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I took my grandson to Wheatland to see a historical site. When we arrived, we were happy to learn that they had a play, their version of A Christmas Carol, for us. We walked through the mansion while being part of the Tiny Tim story. The show was flawless. We will visit the famous house another time, but the play... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The home of our 15th President, James Buchanan, is a wonderful place to visit. The guided tour is roughly an hour long, and my guide Bob did a fantastic job explaining each room and the life of President Buchanan. The last time I was in this home was as a child maybe 8 or 9 yrs of age. I noted... More 

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I took my elderly mother (a history buff recently moved to the area) to see Wheatland. I understand that they need to maintain the authenticity of the mansion by not adding elevators, etc. but I think we should have been that prior to paying to go in!! That would have been a deal-breaker because so much of the tour is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have just returned from a marvelous production at historic Wheatland. This year's special program is entitled "Tiny Tim's Christmas Present ". The play uses the Victorian mansion to its fullest. You journey back in time to visit Tiny Tim all grown up. Travel through the house and meet relatives and spirits from his past. The show is appropriate for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This review is strictly for the Yuletide tour. The tour consisted entirely of an emersion into a local version of Charles Dickins' "A Christmas Carol". As such it was entirely unconnected to the mansion, the grounds or any people who lived in the house. The cast was cheerful and enthusiastic, but did not impart any historical content. If you are... More 

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