• African-American Heritage Walking Tours

    Learn about Lancaster's own abolitionists, underground railroad agents, religious leaders, and entrepreneurs as you visit 12 historical sites and properties with African-American heritage.

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  • Wheatland: Home of President James Buchanan

    Come discover the warmth and hospitality of President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Tour guides share Buchanan’s family stories that reveal a stern, yet lovable bachelor uncle who raised orphaned nieces and nephews, cared for Lancaster’s widows and orphans and was a successful attorney.

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  • Apply Today

    Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are pleased to offer three research fellowship programs focusing on scholars, educators, and community instititutions. Apply today for a Fall/Winter Fellowship! (Deadline: July 31, 2016)

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  • Purchase Award-Winning Book
    Purchase Award-Winning Book

    Ginger Shelley's most recent publication Lancaster County's One-Room Schoolhouses is available for purchase in store at The Museum Store at 230 N. President Ave. & 4 W. King St. in Lancaster. The book recently won the Country School Association of America's Award for Scholarship and Artistry.

  • The Annual Campaign for Lancaster County History

    It has been another year on the Campus of History, where the history of Lancaster County becomes accessible to all visitors to and residents of this amazing community. At the very heart of each moment of historic engagement lies your support of LancasterHistory.org; thank you!

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  • Welcome!

    Our ten-acre Campus of History features the historic grounds and gardens of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and the award-winning, and environmentally-sustainable headquarters of LancasterHistory.org.

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  • The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

    Spring has sprung! Enjoy the changing of the seasons and the appearance of new green across the grounds of LancasterHistory.org in the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, home to a large variety of mature species of trees from around the globe.

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