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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
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Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President...

Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.

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Presidential Living

Visiting a former president's home is always interesting. A tour of Wheatland, the home of James Buchanan, will shed light on his life, law profession, and life in the White... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lancaster
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Lancaster
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting a former president's home is always interesting. A tour of Wheatland, the home of James Buchanan, will shed light on his life, law profession, and life in the White House. This is a lovely home situated on the western side of Lancaster, PA. Whenever in this part of Pennsylvania, I recommend a stop at Wheatland, home of the 15th... More 

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Tori P, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit. Tori More 

Ambler
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 10 AM Friday tour by a charming hostess authentically dressed for the period. She was a wealth of information about President Buchanan and the house. We would definitely recommend a visit to the visitors area and see the movie.

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Tori P, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting President James Buchanan's Wheatland! I'm glad that you enjoyed your tour and the information that your guide shared. Tori Visitor Services Associate More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a candlelight tour. I was not impressed. Perhaps it's me, but I just don't think that the original wallpaper is all that impressive that it should be a main focal point of the tour. Definitely not kid friendly.

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Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do in our area and decided to tour Whealand, home of President Buchanan. The overall history of the house was fascinating, as well as Buchanan's life. The home is still in the continuing process of being restored and they are very proud to tell you they still receive original pieces that were in the... More 

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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing home filled with some original furnishings.the tour guide was amazing. He was full of knowledge and gladly and correctly answered our questions. I've lived in Lancaster 14 years and cannot believe it took this long to see this home. It's open more than it used to be. Check the web site. A pleasant surprise.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Our tour guide, Ken, was a wealth of information. My husband and I were the only ones on the 10 a.m. tour on a Friday morning, but we had an excellent time exploring the beautifully-restored historical site. We were surprised that we were allowed to have so much access to the home and its furnishings, as most other historical sites... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wheatland was the private residence of James Buchanan before and after his presidency. Places like this are not important simply because of who they belonged to and who may have once been there, but also because they provide a vivid means to understanding how people lived in another era. I have been to a number of such places, and can... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was an interesting place to visit and the docent was very good. The grounds are beautiful and the furnishings are intact from when James Buchanan lived there.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

President James Buchanan held office just before President Abraham Lincoln. This was the time of belles and beaus - think about "Gone With The Wind." The mansion, and all that's contained therein has been wonderfully preserved. Our tour began with a short film about Buchanan, and proceeded with a short visitation to a gallery of items from historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania.... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A lot of nice period pieces. I really enjoyed seeing the furniture and the Top hats! A look at a not so well known president.

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