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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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Clinton, NJ
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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