LancasterHistory & President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

COVID-19 UPDATE | PLEASE READ: LancasterHistory is now open to the public for reservation-only, limited capacity programs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only. Wheatland is still closed for in-person tours (Virtual Tours are available). Please read our full COVID-19 Update. Tickets may be pre-purchased online at or by calling 717.392.4633, ext.100.

WHEATLAND VIRTUAL TOURS: While Wheatland may be closed to in-person tours, we are excited to announce our Wheatland Virtual Tours. Visitors can enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of their own home. Virtual tours last approximately one hour, and are led in real-time by a knowledgeable guide over Zoom. To learn more or book a day/time for your virtual tour, please visit our website.


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
  • 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 during the holiday season 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.


Due to the current health crisis, group tours are currently unavailable. Normally, group tours are available for organized groups of 10 or more individuals. Please visit our website for more information and to submit an inquiry form.


  • Accessible
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • On-site Parking
  • Temporarily Closed


LancasterHistory & President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

  • PHONE: (717) 392-4633