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Visiting on July 4, 2017

LancasterHistory.org, including President James Buchanan's Wheatland, will be open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Tours of Wheatland are available, on the hour, from 10am to 3pm. Advanced reservations highly recommended due to expected increased visitor traffic. The exhibition galleries and Museum Store will be open. The Research Library, Archives, and Administrative Offices will be closed. If you have any questions, please call (717) 392-4633. Thank you!

Group Tour Information

Group Admission:

Student Groups (ages 6-13): $6.00 per student

  • Minimum of two weeks advanced reservations requested.
  • Group must have a minimum of 10 or more students.
  • We request 1 adult for every 10 students. One adult chaperone per 10 students receives complimentary admission. Each adult chaperone beyond that ratio will be charged $6. Wheatland can accommodate a maximum of 50 students and 8 adults for the student tour.
  • Programs include:
    • Thematic House Tour (Please allow 60 minutes for the program)
    • Activity Based House Tour (Please allow 90 minutes for the program)

Adult Groups

  • Group must have a minimum of 10 or more paying adults.
  • Minimum of two weeks advanced reservations requested.
  • Bus driver and Tour Leader receive complimentary admission
  • Contact Stephanie Townrow for current Adult Group tour rates and scheduling.

When you arrive ample free parking is available, with separate spaces for motor coaches and RVs. All tours of Wheatland begin in the main lobby of LancasterHistory.org. Be sure to allow at least one hour to enjoy the full tour. Visitors with special physical needs should get more information here.

Please note that the use of cameras or video recorders inside Wheatland is permitted, however we do not permit the use of the camera's flash or any additional lighting.  For your safety and security, all backpacks, camera bags, and large bags must remain in your vehicle.

Accessibility

Wheatland welcomes special needs visitors. LancasterHistory.org has an ADA ramp with ADA public restrooms.The pedestrian paths leading to the President's home are brick and do include a set of stairs leading to the house. At the house's back porch there is a ramp to provide access to the porch and a ramp at the entrance door threshhold into the mansion from the porch. A photographic tour of the first and second floor is available for our visitors unable to use the stairs in the Ware Visitor Commons. Wheelchairs are welcome in the mansion; however, the size of the interior spaces prevents the use of motorized scooter chairs, and limits the number that can be accommodated in a single tour. Printed mansion scripts are available for those with hearing impairment. Licensed service dogs are welcome in Wheatland and in the Stauffer Wing (main building). 

 

 

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