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Wheatland

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James Buchanan's Wheatland Admission Tickets
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James Buchanan's Wheatland Admission Tickets
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Come discover the warmth and hospitality of President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Costumed tour guides share facts and stories from Buchanan's personal and professional life. Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of...more
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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour of Wheatland, home of President James Buchanan, 15th President of the US. It is administered by Lancasterhistory.org. It was wonderful. Our docent Doug was so engaging and knowledgeable. Also spent time at the beautiful Lancaster History museum. Will return to see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PatYevics
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Lancaster History. We are glad you had a great experience with us. We have over 150 species of trees on the grounds. See you in the Spring.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely home, fantastic, fun guide. knew his stuff & admitted when he didn't know something.Learned a lot about the only President from PA. Truly came to admire his Niece Harriet Lane the original 1st Lady. Shop should get magnets of the house for souvenirs not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CatW610
Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are glad you had a great learning experience. I will pass information to the manager about getting magnets of the house.

Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

I was a docent at Wheatland fir many years Great history and really well kept facility. You will learn much about President Buchannon and his daughter Harriet.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory. Our Volunteers help tell the story of Wheatland with a passion. A gentle reminder that Harriet was James Buchanan's niece and the First Lady.

Reviewed 12 February 2019

I have visited a number of times with visiting family members, the docents are knowledgeable and personable they make history come alive

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory. We are glad you were able to come out again for a visit.

Reviewed 21 January 2019

A very interesting tour of our 15th President's James Buchanan's home in Lancaster, PA It was an educational tour of the 1st and 2nd floors with great attention to detail. I especially enjoyed the period dressed tour guide which helped to give it a more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I visited this past Wednesday and we were so impressed! My husband had been to Wheatland about 35-40 years ago and he said “what a difference!” There is a welcome center with an informative video on President Buchanan which gives you a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Cindy W, Visitors Service Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory. We are glad you had a wonderful visit with us. Thank you for your donation. We also have the Arboretum on the grounds that is open year round.

Reviewed 18 January 2019

I've visited as many presidents' homes on the East Coast as I have been able to. I have yet to find one that is as attractive and as livable as this one. The grounds are just gorgeous, the first floor has a lovely symmetry, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you found our grounds attractive. Our Arboretum is open year round to visit. The home has been restored with care to the original 1828 style.

Reviewed 13 January 2019

Toured our 15th president's home during the Christmas holiday! It was decorated beautifully! Each room was decorated for a different decade. Tour guide was great. He answered any and all questions that were asked.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed Christmas at Wheatland 2018.

Reviewed 7 January 2019

We learned so much from our lovely guide, and she was very patient with our two children (they are pretty well behaved, but still - this is a "no touch" kind of place and she kept the pace good for them.) Highly recommend watching the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited James Buchanan’s Wheatland between Christmas and New Year’s 2018. The home was decorated for Christmas and the special feature was “Yuletide at Wheatland.” The tour was GREAT and our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. But the price was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory. Each year Wheatland has a special Yuletide Program. It is our time of the year to make money to ensure the success of our history and the museum.

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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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cricket4232018
15 July 2018|
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No. It's not part of the National Park Service system.
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saramay
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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