Attractions & Activities
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.
Wheatland was the beloved home and retreat of James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States, 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.
Today, President James Buchanan’s Wheatland is owned, operated, and preserved by LancasterHistory. Tours of the presidential mansion are available Monday – Saturday, on the hour, from 10am – 3pm (last tour at 3pm). General admission tickets and more information about the mansion may be found at www.lancasterhistory.org. Visitors can also return during the holiday season to experience Yuletide at Wheatland, an annual, holiday-themed program and tour of the house.
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