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Wheatland

Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Costumed guides conduct tours of this historic mansion, home to President James Buchanan before and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Fort Pierce, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I took my grandson to Wheatland to see a historical site. When we arrived, we were happy to learn that they had a play, their version of A Christmas Carol, for us. We walked through the mansion while being part of the Tiny Tim story. The show was flawless. We will visit the famous house another time, but the play... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The home of our 15th President, James Buchanan, is a wonderful place to visit. The guided tour is roughly an hour long, and my guide Bob did a fantastic job explaining each room and the life of President Buchanan. The last time I was in this home was as a child maybe 8 or 9 yrs of age. I noted... More 

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I took my elderly mother (a history buff recently moved to the area) to see Wheatland. I understand that they need to maintain the authenticity of the mansion by not adding elevators, etc. but I think we should have been that prior to paying to go in!! That would have been a deal-breaker because so much of the tour is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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75 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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