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Wheatland

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Very interesting tour of our 15th Presidents home

I am a history buff and especially enjoy learning about our US presidents. The Wheatland tour did... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mo B
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Great guided tour and history story

The tour guides are in period clothing. They are very knowledgeable and tell the story of our only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul R
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Canfield, Ohio
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Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a history buff and especially enjoy learning about our US presidents. The Wheatland tour did not disappoint! It was an easy trip from Harrisburg taking about 45 minutes. Parking is ample. The grounds are beautiful and the home is in very good condition...More

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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are pleased you enjoyed learning about our 15th president and museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guides are in period clothing. They are very knowledgeable and tell the story of our only bachelor president and his family. The short film in the historical society building before the tour is also very good. Well worth your time to visit if...More

Thank Paul R
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by LancasterHistory.org during your visit. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never knew this was out here. Tour guides dressed in period garb offered informative tours of Janes Buchanan’s house, life, and family history. It was interesting and beautifully maintained. Worth a stop if traveling in Lancaster area.

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you found us and enjoyed our facility.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a guided tour with a party. Very nice interior and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend a visit To see inside this lovely hone

Thank MellWard
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. We are glad you enjoyed the visit to Wheatland.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great value. The people that are involved are wonderful, kind and well informed. It was great.

Thank grosew46
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. We are glad you enjoyed the folks at LancasterHistory.org.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't Monticello. It's surprisingly small (by the standards of a presidential home) about an hour long tour, though certainly worthwhile. They offer guided tours as well as ones "at your own pace" with a different guide in each room. Some of the guides were...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed the visit to Wheatland. One Saturday per month we off the "at your own Pace" tour. Our history campus offers 300 years of the history of Lancaster County, as well as...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun day. The home is filled with a lot of history. It’s a great way to learn a lot about one of our lesser known Presidents.

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We have a 10 acre Arboretum onsite, along with Wheatland and our Campus of History. We are glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

My husband and I have been trying to visit various historic Presidential houses in our travels. We visited President Eisenhower's mansion near Gettysburg, PA on an earlier trip, but on this trip we visited President James Buchanan's historical home (15th President of the US). It...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our 15th President's estate.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a wonderful tour from our very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Tom. He covered the details of the lovely residence owned by our 15th President, James Buchanan but also gave us details about his political career and his extended family. Buchanan is our only...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and guide of Wheatland.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a few hours to entertain ourselves in Lancaster while waiting to pick up a relative. We were very glad that we settled on a visit to Wheatland. Our costumed docent (Nancy) was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The house is furnished mostly...More

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puffinpower
7 August 2018|
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Response from Sheila S | Reviewed this property |
If you google "James Buchanan's Wheatland" a link to the website will come up. Also see "LancasterHistory"
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not part of the National Park Service system.
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Cindy W | Property representative |
Hello, You may call the Visitor Services Center here at LHO and our receptionist can further assist you with your reservation and payment.
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