President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

Wheatland was the beloved home and retreat of President James Buchanan for 20 years – a time marked by great personal success and grave national turbulence. Buchanan developed a deep affection for Wheatland, enjoying “the comforts and tranquility of home” amid the “troubles, perplexities, and difficulties” of public life. The mansion also served as Democratic headquarters during the 1856 presidential campaign and he gave his first campaign address to townspeople gathered on the front lawn.

Your tour of Wheatland will begin in the Visitor Center which houses interpretative exhibits that display rare political memorabilia, as well as personal artifacts belonging to Buchanan and other members of the Buchanan family. A short introductory film is also shown prior to the tour of the historic house museum.

Trained historical interpreters will guide visitors through both the “public” and “private” rooms of the Federal style mansion, giving glimpses into Buchanan’s everyday life both as a public servant, as well as the family man. Beautifully restored rooms throughout the mansion provide the perfect backdrop for telling the story of this very important national historic figure.

Guided tours of the Wheatland mansion begin every hour.

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Wedding and Special Events Facilities available.

Visa and MasterCard accepted. AAA discount available.