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Wheatland

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Address: 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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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Presidential Experience

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Harold B
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Russell, Pennsylvania
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Russell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Harold B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Joyce R
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Mfreitas02
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Lloyd M
Falmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the house of President James Buchanan -- the president prior to Lincoln. He was our only bachelor president having never married, but who raised his niece and nephew in this house. He also has the dubious distinction of being our "worst" president - though that might be debated according to your definition of what makes one a "worst"... More 

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Thank Diane H
Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

an enjoyable tour...beautiful house with lots of the original furnishings, tour guides very knowledgable and in appropriate costume to set the tone....a very enjoyable afternoon of history

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Thank baron13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I enjoyed the time we spent here. The guides were very knowledgable and fun! The history was made very personal so you could connect with it better.

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Thank Earl G
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The guided tour is well worth the $ to see the only President from PA and the only Bachelor presidents home. well preserved and the costumed tour guides were very well informed. I personally wanted to see more of the estate and home but it was raining and another tour was right behind us. We also purchased a museum pass... More 

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Thank Brian M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great visit, Wheatland is staffed by a dedicated band of volunteers dressed in period costume, they bring what is a fascinating period home to life. The house itself is supported by a visitor centre with a range of gifts as well as drinks and snacks. The home of USA President James Buchanan, the guides tell the story of Buchanan... More 

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