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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
717 392 8721
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The thing I liked about it was the people who worked there are nice and very informative while giving a tour. If you would like to learn about the only President ever to live in Lancaster Pa. then this would be the place to visit. Go to Wheatland's website to see if there is anything scheduled. Sometimes they open up... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

President James Buchanan's home is open to the public for guided tours. Two adult tickets cost $20. If you enjoy touring historic homes, you will not be disappointed. It is spacious and colorful. No flash photography is permitted.

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