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“Very informative tour”
Review of Wheatland

Wheatland
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Our recent tour of Wheatland was a most enjoyable visit. Our guide, Tim, was very enthusiastic and informative. The home was beautiful and so were the grounds. We would definitely recommend anyone visiting this historic property.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is based only on the actual home tour as we didn't take the optional (fee) tours in the galleries, but those are also available at the visitor's center. Our group was very small so our guide was able to give us very thorough information and answer question about President Buchanan's life at Wheatland. If you have young children, the "Do Not Touch" policy is adhered to as items are originals or antiques from the time period. A senior in our group was reminded firmly when placing a hand on a table for balance. The grounds are small so not a lot of walking as with some of the other presidential homes. The home is not wheel-chair accessible as there are steps to the second floor. The senior in our group left her walker on the front porch since her husband was helping her, but the guide let us know of special chairs available in the home for resting.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

I am so glad we finally visited. Both the museum and the house tour were very informative, and it is well worth the stop when in the area.

1  Thank kimgar61
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

In the past few years we have become very interested in American history, so when we heard that Wheatland was only a 10 minute drive from our B&B, we decided to visit and take the tour. Upon arriving at the visitor’s building and after we purchased our tickets, we were directed to view a brief (looped) video of President Buchanan’s life, which we all found very informative. After the video, we walked over to the house where we were greeted by our docent, Joyce, who was dressed in period clothing. Joyce was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the home and James Buchanan’s life. She conducted us on a one hour tour and told us more about Wheatland and President Buchanan than any of us knew. The mansion is furnished and has been restored /maintained in beautiful condition with many of its original furnishings and artifacts. I only wish the tour had lasted longer and we could have seen more. We all enjoyed the tour of this home very much and found it well worth the $8.00 senior admission fee they charge. I recommend visiting Wheatland to anyone with an interest in our past presidents and American history. You should plan on spending about 2-21/2 hrs. there in order to see everything.

2  Thank juddann
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We were lucky to get a good tour guide the day we stopped. Apparently, they're not all that good, as my sister and her family went the next day, and the tour guide was not very good. Too bad, as it's an interesting place to visit. Give yourself about 2 hours. And it's only about 2 miles from downtown Lancaster.

1  Thank arabis23
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