LancasterHistory & President James Buchanan’s Wheatland


Our current hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays from 9:30am - 5pm. Tours of Wheatland are available Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. We strongly recommend advance reservations.

For more information, please visit our website at Additional Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors can be viewed online as well at



LancasterHistory welcomes you to the Lancaster Campus of History—our region’s hub for history and heritage and the perfect place in Central Pennsylvania for citizens to connect with the past. American history begins on the local level, and the Lancaster region played a critical role in the formation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the design of the founding documents of the United States a unique experiment in freedom and democracy.

At LancasterHistory, visitors can:

  • Tour the 1828 Federal mansion of President James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States;
  • Explore museum exhibitions, including 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 and a variety of additional databases and resources;
  • Walk the grounds of LancasterHistory which includes the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum;
  • Take a piece of history home with you by shopping local in the Museum Store; and
  • Enjoy a variety of educational events and opportunities for learners of all ages.


Visit Wheatland, the beloved home of 15th U.S. President James Buchanan, where period furnishings and personal artifacts tell the story of Buchanan, the president who struggled to calm a divided nation on the brink of civil war. Visitors will tour the 1828 mansion with knowledgeable guides, making it the perfect experience for history buffs and presidential history and home enthusiasts.

Come back to visit Wheatland from November 24 - December 30, 2021 to experience Yuletide at Wheatland, an annual, holiday-themed program at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. Enjoy festive décor and learn about how the holidays were celebrated in Buchanan’s time in this one-hour, history and holiday-infused tour.


Currently, LancasterHistory offers customized tours for organized adult and student groups of 40 individuals or fewer. Due to current capacity limitations, we are unable to accommodate groups over 40 people. Groups and group leaders must abide by LancasterHistory’s Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors. To learn more and inquire for more information, please visit our website.


  • Accessible
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • On-site Parking
  • Mobile Payments Accepted



LancasterHistory & President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

  • PHONE: (717) 392-4633