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Wheatland

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A Pleasant Surproise

Have been living in the Lancaster area for 3 1/2 years and driven by Wheatland too many times to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
torresbdt
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Millersville, Pennsylvania
Great history, well preserved

This is a really good thing to see while you are in Lancaster Pennsylvania and especially if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Misty W
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Quarryville, 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2550
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We enjoyed our tour of the beloved home of the 15th and only Pennsylvania President of the U.S. We saw an informative film before the tour and then were guided through the house by a volunteer docent. The tour lasted an hour and was quite...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 December 2011

The customer service here is atrocious--we were turned away from the last tour of the day because it was supposedly overbooked, even though we arrived 20 minutes early, waited around for 30 minutes, and found out that they were holding the tour for a group...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been living in the Lancaster area for 3 1/2 years and driven by Wheatland too many times to count. Finally made it there yesterday taking out of town friends. The museum was a pleasant surprise with a great variety of historical artifacts - learned...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 visit with us. We are glad you enjoyed what LancasterHistory.org has to offer about Lancaster County.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really good thing to see while you are in Lancaster Pennsylvania and especially if you are from here. James Buchanan might not have been the best president of the United States, but it is still worth seeing his home place. The guides...More

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

Thank you for your current review of LancasterHistory.org. We are glad you came in for an educational visit with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

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

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

Reviewed 22 September 2018

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 24 September 2018

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

Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

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

Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

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Cindy W, Visitor Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

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

Reviewed 20 September 2018

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 21 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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 19 September 2018

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 15 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 18 September 2018

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

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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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