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“Very interesting tour of our 15th Presidents home”
Review of Wheatland

Wheatland
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US$17.00*
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Yuletide at Wheatland General Admission
Ranked #5 of 65 things to do in Lancaster
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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 17 October 2018

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 having been built in 1828. I arrived at 10am and just missed the first tour, they run every hour on the hour. The lady at the ticket counter called the guide and asked if I could join the 10am tour. When I arrived at the entrance to Wheatland I was greeted by a tour guide in period dress and was asked if I would like a private tour. I said of course and spent the next hour with an extremely informative and well spoken guide named Vickie. I had some previous knowledge of James Buchanan but now have a much greater sense of him as a real person. The guides are all volunteers and the site is a private non profit. My senior ticket was $13. There is a donation box at the exit and I wished I had cash! The museum took me about an hour to go through and there is a nice small gift shop and a 10 minute movie. Overall this is a very nice informative little gem!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mo B
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Cindy W, Visitors Services Associate at Wheatland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

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

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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 you are anywhere close to this area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul R
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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.

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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

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