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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
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Description: Costumed guides conduct tours of this historic mansion, home to President...
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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PA's only US President's estate is well worth the visit

If Mount Vernon impressed you, then visit Wheatland. The grounds aren't as vast and there's no overlooking a famous river but Wheatland has a charm all it's own nestled in an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If Mount Vernon impressed you, then visit Wheatland. The grounds aren't as vast and there's no overlooking a famous river but Wheatland has a charm all it's own nestled in an arboretum in an area that is also shared by Lancaster's historical society, LancasterHistory.org. The mansion is in fine, restored condition. Tours are often conducted by docents in period attire.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While Buchannan may not have been rhe best President, his home in Lancaster is very nice. The Victorian decor and costumed guides take you back in time. The mansion events during the year include a yard tea party and special Christmas tours.

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Made a stop at Wheatland during a drive through Lancaster, PA. It was not open to tour on the day that we visited, still interesting nonetheless.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wheatland was the home and estate of President James Buchanan, who preceded Abraham Lincoln in office. The home contains some of the original possessions of the president, our only bachelor president of the US. There are some unusual features in this home not common to an 19th century home. There is a huge library, and Buchanan's desk. The bathroom facilities... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Home of little known president who preceded Abraham Lincoln. Home is wonderfully restored. Docent was most knowledgeable. Tour was about an hour, maybe a bit more. Adjacent museum most unique.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Many might overlook a visit to Wheatland as James Buchanan was one of our forgotten presidents. And while his legacy in our country's history is still being decided by historians, there is a lot to learn about Buchanan as a person here at Wheatland. There is a visitors center and small gallery where you can view a brief video about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a very nice tour of the mansion that has been very well preserved. Our guide was dressed in period attire and was very knowledgable and friendly. There are stairs, so those with disabilities will not be able to enjoy the entire tour of the home.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We go to a lot of historical homes, We always see something we have never seen before. Here it was inside folding shutters that were unique. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Only 8.00 for seniors.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Arrived there on a Saturday afternoon, house was easy to find. On Marietta Ave, make a turn and follow the road to the visitor center. There is plenty of parking. The Headquarters of Lancaster History (visitor center) is new, it has bathrooms, water fountain, lockers, gift store and a gallery (extra fee). Paid the fee $10.00 adult and $8.00 senior... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We've been to Wheatland many years ago. The tour guide was wonderful and pointed out things we didn't know. The visitor center is new since we were there last -- it was great!

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Address: Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717 392 8721
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster

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