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Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Mercersburg, PA
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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I share the last name of the president. And I thought it would be nice to visit this memorial site. It is a lovely little park and the view on the sunny day was great. The pyramid monument is unique. My wife and I enjoyed the little visit. It was less than 30 minutes to leave the highway and check... More

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sterling, va
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This park commerates the birthplace of President James Buchanan. It is a very small park. A road goes down the middle of it and is not much more than a mile long. There are quite few picnic tables and a couple of shelters. In the middle of the park is the monument dedicated to James Buchanan which sets on the... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Buchanan's birthplace is located in a sylvan setting, and was apparently the first official state park. The monument is interesting, and reminded me of a Mason's symbol. I would not have been at all surprised to see the number "33" chiseled in the top stone. The historical markers are quite informative. The picnic areas looked serene and inviting.

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Port Republic
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a really nice park. Quiet and plenty of places to picnic. not sure if this park is used very much as it was empty when we went. Pleanty of shade and a really nice stream running through the place. Was a little disappointed that Buchanan's home is not really there. Just a monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is an interesting PA State Park about a misunderstood President. Some call James Buchanan one of the worst presidents but this park and the presentation of its history and Pres. Buchanan presents a much different story. You really have to want to go there but we found it well worth the trip. It is actually only a few miles... More

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