Lancaster: James Buchanan’s Wheatland


Did you know that Lancaster is home to the residence and final resting place of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan?

Wheatland, the home of Buchanan from the time he left office in 1861 until his death in 1868, is a preserved marvel of architecture located just outside of Lancaster City. This beautiful home, built in the popular federal style, contains 17 rooms that have changed very little since the time of President Buchanan.

General Admission tours are open to the public and offered Monday – Saturday at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. To learn more about this wonderful vestige of American history, visit https://www.lancasterhistory.org/visit/.

Not far from Wheatland is the final resting place of President Buchanan. The gravesite, located in beautifully restored Woodward Hill Cemetery (538 East Strawberry Street, Lancaster City), is accessible to the public and may be visited from dawn til dusk everyday. The gravesite is immaculately cared for and is the location of a yearly ceremony to celebrate the birthday of President Buchanan.

If you are looking to visit a preserved piece of American history, while also honoring one of our nation’s leaders, take a day and tour historic Wheatland and the President’s gravesite. Just two of many examples of the rich history located right here in Central Pennsylvania!

 



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