Attractions & Activities
LancasterHistory

LancasterHistory is an award-winning, local history museum with exhibitions, tours of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland, a Research Center, a Museum Store, and the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum.

LancasterHistory is your connection to Lancaster County’s history!

LancasterHistory is an award-winning, local history museum located at 230 North President Avenue just outside Lancaster City. At the 11-acre campus, visitors can…

  • Take a guided tour of Wheatland, the beloved home of 15th U.S. President James Buchanan
  • Visit museum exhibitions and view the latest exhibition, Lancaster in the ’60s
  • Search for your Lancaster County connection in our Research Center, with more than 2 million documents, manuscripts and books, access to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com and a variety of additional databases and resources
  • Tap into the expertise of our staff, who together have more than 100 years’ experience in genealogy, Lancaster history, and scholarly research
  • Walk the grounds of LancasterHistory, including the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum and Dwarf Conifer Garden
  • Take a piece of history home with you when you shop at The Museum Store
  • Attend one of our many events, many of which are low cost, free, or kid-friendly

To learn more or purchase tickets, please visit our website, www.lancasterhistory.org.

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