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Wheatland

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Beautiful Grounds

Such a fun day. The home is filled with a lot of history. It’s a great way to learn a lot about... read more

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Bobby091
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Presidential Historical House

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Lora G
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise .An Exceptional guide in period costume made this home come alive .How progressive it was to recognize the importance of this period of history and acquire & maintain this house from the early 1940s . Well worth a visit to see...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and guide. There is much to learn here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice surprise in Lancaster. It was great to learn more about a President that is little known. The guides were attentive and knowledgeable.

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping to visit LancasterHistory.org. Glad to hear you had a great learning experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wheatland is located on the edge of Lancaster city in a park-like setting. When you enter the estate you enter the 1800's and the life of a bachelor of importance in Pennsylvania. The furnishings are authentic, and in some cases surprising. For example, the library...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you enjoyed the feel of the 1800's during your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is for the only bachelor president. He never married. The piano is the mainstay of the living room. Tour guides were very informative

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Wheatland. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing on his front porch, Buchanan announced he was running for President and that he wouldn't run for a second term. Campaigning was quite different then...no Twitter! Very well preserved home of that time in a park-like setting. Excellent tour guide who offered so much...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you had a great learning experience during your visit.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

My wife and I enjoy visiting Presidents houses. Wheatland is a great place to learn about the life of President Buchanan. Our tour guide Patricia was great and dressed in period outfit. Very knowledgeable. It was great to see lots of actual furniture used by...More

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review LancasterHistory.org. We are pleased that you enjoyed President Buchanan's home and tour.

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puffinpower
6 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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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
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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