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Wheatland

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
717 392 8721
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Ranked #4 of 33 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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Clermont, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The history of the grounds and house of the 15th president was great but from the rude lady at the front desk we almost walked out. She acted like she was doing us a favor by letting us visit the place. The tour guide was the most pompous person I think I have ever met. He did more scolding than... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

James Buchanan is often referred to as one of the worst presidents in American history. He is overlooked in public education curriculum and seems to take a lot of history's heat for the impending Civil War. As a teacher, I know this firsthand. Wheatland was such a refreshing and enlightening experience. First, the staff was AMAZING! From the reception to... More

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berlin md
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited this historic home based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. It was so interesting to find out more about our past President James Buchanan. The docent was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer all of our questions. President Buchanan was a person I knew nothing about prior to this visit and I left with a... More

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Ellicott City, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wheatland is a beautiful home. We had a very good guide. He was very informative and answered all our questions. The tour takes you on two levels of the house and you get to see many rooms. The outside area is well maintained and relaxing to walk around. There is a short movie in the visitors center about Buchanan you... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stupid Me - Should have visited sooner! We spent time visiting Wheatland yesterday. Over the years we have driven in front of the home hundred of times. Could not have been nicer. Easy parking, short walk to the visitor center, not crowded. Small tour group. Excellent and informative tour guide. Lovely grounds, peaceful, not a flower garden setting. We did... More

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Montgomery County, PA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Located at the far west end of Lancaster, Wheatland was the home of James Buchanan 15th President of the United States. Buchanan acquired the property in 1848 and owned it at his death in 1868 when his niece inherited it. While the home was transferred to several owners since its original construction in 1828, it remains largely as it was... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

such a fun place to visit to see how our Presidents lived many years ago. great for children and adults. sometimes they even have encampments here which is fun. partner this visit with a trip to downtown lancaster and you will have had a nice day!

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our tour guide was amazing! I had to drag my husband to Wheatland and it ended up being his favorite stop of our trip.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went on a special attraction which put us in an interactive setting as guests who came to pay their last respects to the president. It was an interesting tour and the actors on the tour gave some interesting information about President Buchanan. It would have been better if they perhaps might have explained some of the details about the... More

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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The tour guide was exceptional! She allowed time to answer questions and didn't hurry through the responses. She obviously was an expert on the president and his life and the era. We were extremely pleased and would vote this as a "must see" for anyone interested in history or a beautifully maintained historic property. The exhibits, which were an extra... More

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