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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
Phone Number: 17173924633
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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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After growing up in nearby Harrisburg, it is embarrassing to admit that this was our first visit to Wheatland, the home of the state's only native son to become President of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Ocean City, Maryland
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After growing up in nearby Harrisburg, it is embarrassing to admit that this was our first visit to Wheatland, the home of the state's only native son to become President of the United States. We are delighted we finally took the Wheatland tour; it was very worthwhile. The James Buchanan home is wonderful; credit must be given to those that... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old home of former President James Buchanan. Good visitor center, informative 10 minute video on his life and times. Not exciting, but helpful. Good thorough tour of about 6 rooms downstairs and 4 or 5 more upstairs. Guide was extremely knowledgable but not exciting, kind of plodding. Home has most of the original furnishings, which is unusual. Two very... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have lived in central PA for 6 years and Wheatland never came across as a sight to see. Ended up finding it as a site to see from trip adviser. Our trip to Wheatland was pleasant mid morning activity. The cost to see the house was $12 for adults. The receiving building has the Library, a video room, rest... More 

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Camp Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened to visit the place where President Buchanan was born in Franklin Co. and Wheatland in the same week-a real example of 19th social mobility in America. His birthplace has a monument. The original cabin is on the campus of Mercersburg Academy. The tour of Wheatland was enjoyable.

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Laura R, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting President James Buchanan's Wheatland! I'm glad that you enjoyed your tour! Best Regards, Laura More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing much of anything about James T. Buchanan, this tour was worth the time. It took a while for me to warm up to our tour guide's slightly pedantic delivery, but I got hooked on the story of this bachelor president and his non-traditional family structure. I was intrigued by his infamy as the least popular president ever and... More 

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Laura R, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour and the information your guide shared! Here’s a bit of trivia: President Buchanan’s full name was James Buchanan Jr. He was one of 16 presidents to have no known middle name. (17 if you count Harry S. Truman, for whom the... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place gives you history and ambiance about a time and era seldom seen. The preservation has been done delicately. The guided tour is reasonable and interesting. Unfortunately it is not for the mobility-impaired or children...lots of stairs and "do no touch" areas. Yet it is an insight into what I found to be a deep, caring gentleman, respected for... More 

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Laura R, Visitor Services Assocaite at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. I would like to share that there are future plans to address capital improvements to the grounds for improved mobility-impaired access. We look forward to being able to provide more accessibility to our visitors. The first floor of the home, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful & informative one-hour tour of the home of the 15th President of the United States. James Buchanan's home is located in a lovely area of beautiful homes in Lancaster!! We arrived just in time for the last tour of the day which begins at 3:00 pm.

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Laura R, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for visiting President James Buchanan’s Wheatland! I’m glad you enjoyed your tour and your visit to the area. Best Regards, Laura More 

Wilmington, IL
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not expect much from this, but we always like to visit President homes. This by far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful guide tour of the house, and we learned many things about one of the most least liked Presidents. Worth it!

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Laura R, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you visiting and for taking the time to leave a review! I’m glad that you enjoyed your tour of Wheatland! Best Regards, Laura More 

Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too well-known, even to history buffs, but Wheatland was great. The tour guide was a retired schoolteacher in full 19th century costume, and she was amazing -- I could have listened to her all day. It really takes you back to another era, and the house is completely open -- no roped-off rooms. There are lots of original furnishings... More 

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Laura R, Visitor Service Associates at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. I’m so glad you enjoyed your tour and the information your guide shared! I’ve shared your thoughts with the Director of Wheatland. He and our Museum Associate will begin exploring additional ways to engage younger visitors when they come through the mansion. Thank you for your comments and for... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you think of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, most think of the Amish. There are other great places in Lancaster to include Wheatland. The staff was very friendly. It is a must see.

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Laura R, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting President James Buchanan’s Wheatland! It’s true that many of the people and places in Lancaster County played an important role in American history. We appreciate your review and comments! Best Regards, Laura More 

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