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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
717 392 8721
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Ranked #3 of 35 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wheatland is a beautiful home, very well cared for. The majority of the furnishings are those of James Buchanan and his niece. I would recommend this as a place not to be missed while visiting the area.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My dad and I toured Wheatland and the Historical Society's library... it was AWESOME. Well done. Well preserved. Read my blog post here: www.padutchcountryblog.com/come-take-tour-research-explore

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Catskill, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice little museum. The home tour was very informative and interesting. Our docent, Delores, was a great character and gave insight into what is was like to live in that era.

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Boardman, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went into my visit to Wheatland having moderate expectations. I mean, how interesting can it be to see the home of the consensus worst president in history? Unlike Buchanan, however, a tour of Wheatland does not disappoint. The groups of the home are very well maintained. A visit starts at the beautiful visitor center, which features nice gift shop... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Interesting and informative tour of President James Buchanan's home, he was the president before Lincoln.

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Tennessee
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Enjoyable house with the story of not well-understood President Buchanan. For living history event in September, we watched actors on lower level and had tour of the upstairs. My only complaint is that we were pulled from a video on Buchanan to tour the house before rain hit (a good thing), but that the staff member hushed my companion as... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

very informative with great tour guides in period costumes the home is true the time and well maintained.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stumbled across this place on Trip Advisor, and since my brother was in town I mentioned us going. He's on a kick to see as many presidents' residences as possible. The gallery was not really anything special, but the house was terrific. The docent was extremely pleasant and in each room before we went to the next, she asked... More

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our out of town guests to visit this home of our 15th US President. We were all impressed with the amount of information told by the guide. Many items are original to the house. While history has not treated this President well there is always more to the story. Wheatland is VERY worth a visit to hear more... More

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Naples, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I took our five grandsons to Wheatland for a day trip. Thought they would enjoy visiting the home of the only President from PA, Perfect day to visit Lancaster. The boys enjoyed the trip back to the mid 1850's and seeing how people lived during that time. The staff was very knowleagble on events of our former... More

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