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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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Beautiful Home

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Valatie, New York
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Valatie, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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