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Wheatland

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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President...

Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.

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If you like history, you just have to see the place at some point. Read up a liitle bit about Jame B. first and then go the Wheatland and see for yourself where some of the most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
elainelovesthis
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history, you just have to see the place at some point. Read up a liitle bit about Jame B. first and then go the Wheatland and see for yourself where some of the most lamebrained things and person could do as president took root.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy homes of Presidents. This one has a sad personal story of President Buchanan which I did not know. My goal in travel is to see all of the USAPresidential Libraries and homes.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Yuletide in Wheatland tour. It was fun and different. The small museum was not that informative, but it was nice. We enjoyed the interactive presentation!

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Ellicott City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This (Wheatland) is President Buchanan's house. You buy your ticket across the parking lot in the Lancaster History building. Admission to Wheatland is only with an accompanying tour guide. The tour is 45 minutes. Neither Wheatland or the Lancaster History building has much information about Buchanan. We expected storyboards about his successful career as a State Legislator, US House Member,... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This was our first visit to Wheatland (besides a field trip there when I was 8 or 9 (nearly 30 years ago). We bought our tickets on line. First, we had our hour long house tour. It was a very informative and interesting tour. Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and willing to answer our questions. In fact, our tour... More 

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Nice venue to spend a few hours. Facility is well maintained, staff and volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. A great job has been done on the Buchanan house and the guide was exceptionally informative. The Christmas skit was entertaining for guests and enjoyed by all. If you enjoy history and architecture you should stop by when in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Come anytime, but a favorite of mine is Christmas. The house is festive and tour guides will take you back to a day-gone-by. It's Christmas and history and remembering a slower pace of Lancaster County. Candlelight tour is a speciality.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Its like stepping back in time! great place for the history lover! The guide was very knowledgeable too!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We have been through Lancaster several times, but could not find Wheatland. We finally did get there. Wheatland is the only home of a President from Pennsylvania. He tried to keep the country together prior to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, but was unsuccessful. We has a very good tour of the house and its history.

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Thank rlwlawrisk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The house is the way it was when Buchanan lived there. He was the first president to have a bath tub. The guides" are very helpful.

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