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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
717 392 8721
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Lancaster
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: WHEATLAND Step inside the stately home of President James Buchanan and explore the rooms, stairwells and stories where the secrets and details of his... more »
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burbank, ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The visitor center was great, didn't have time to view the 10 minute film on Buchanan's presidency, I recommend you arrive early enough to see it. The grounds are lovely and the tour guide was top rate - I think we had the director of the museum. There were about 10 in our tour and it lasted almost 90 minutes.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Walking in the door, I knew nothing about this president. Learning about him on the tour was very interesting. Even my 12 yr old enjoyed it. Very glad we stopped for a visit

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A small group of us visited Wheatland for their annual holiday season tour, which - after a short wait in their beautiful new visitors center - was enhanced by a fanciful drama . In just under an hour, we enjoyed a Night-Before-Christmas-themed play that including fun audience participation and wound through the house. This historic home has wonderful period furnishings... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

this is the home of the worst president in United States other than not he not so recent president! lots of history and good stories about a post Abraham Lincoln presidency.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The house and grounds are beautiful. Right next door to the historical society. Homes in the area are also majestic.

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NJ
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The setting of this house is a beautiful area. The guide made the tour so interesting. The brand new visitors' center is really lovely and includes an informative movie about President Buchanan, as well as interesting artifacts of the area. A great way to spend a few hours in this area.

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Seattle, WA
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is James Buchanan's house and while he was an obscure President the house and grounds are well worth visiting. The guide was excellent.

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PA USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Well preserved home of Lincoln's predecessor. Interesting story. Architecture, furnishings, history, all here. Rated as the worst president, Buchanan lived a great life and supported a very large family, without ever marrying or having children of his own. A good man in impossible times.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

beautiful home! A must see when in the lancaster area, also tour the library as well as the adjacent historical society

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We went to Wheatland and came away with a new found respect for a little known President. The home and estate on the fringe of Lancaster in PA Amish country. We had a great tour guide and she brought the era to life. So much of the house furnishings belonged to Buchanan and his family. The non-profit that runs the... More

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