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Wheatland

Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Costumed guides conduct tours of this historic mansion, home to President James Buchanan before and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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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 The cast was cheerful and enthusiastic, but did not impart any historical content.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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

James Buchanan was the President that held office at the beginning of the Civil War, just before Abraham Lincoln. He suffers from the comparison. He served our country in a number of offices including the Presidency. The house is very nice and the tour is great. You will better understand James Buchanan when you are done.

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Mauch Chunk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a wonderful and under visited historic home. The grounds and home are such a delightful area to see. The guide was so helpful in giving the history of the sitte. We will visit again in the future.

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Roselle, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

As this was right down the street from where I was working (business trip), I decided to drive over to at least see the exterior of the building and the property. Autumn color on the very mature trees was striking in the early evening fading light, displayed the fall colors in vivid color. Perfect for a quiet stroll to unwind... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One doesn't hear too much about our 15th president, James Buchanan. Our visit to Wheatland was interesting - time well spent.

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Clinton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Almost all of the furnishings were Mr Buchanans, which is unique in period houses. He didn't do much as president, so not much to tell

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The tour of Wheatland was very interesting and our guide was excellent. The home is located in a very pretty area of Lancaster with beautiful homes surrounding it. Lancaster History Center was right at Wheatland. Worth a stop.

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rochester,new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our docent was Doug. Our one hour guided tour of James Buchanan 's home was terrific. Doug knew all! The furnishings were mostly those when Mr. Buchanan lived there. The wallpapers were amazing. One got a true feeling of how people lived in the late 1800's. There are also exhibits and a film at the historical center where you buy... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you are in Lancaster, it is worth your time to stop at Wheatland. The house is well preserved with furnishings which belonged to the Pres. Guide does a very good job. Also, we found out about his niece, Harriet Lane, who has a good story.

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