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Lancaster History is a community-based, not-for-profit organization established to educate the public on the history of Lancaster County and its place in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States, to advance the missions of regional historical organizations, and to promote the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of resources representing the history of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania within the broader context of state and national history, including the life and legacy of America’s fifteenth president, James Buchanan, and to preserve and maintain Wheatland, his home.


What We Offer

Plan a visit to the Campus of History!
The Campus of History is located just west of the City of Lancaster at the intersection of Marietta and North President Avenues. There is ample off-street parking available.

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Find Your Place in History!

On the Campus of History you will learn about Lancaster—one of America’s oldest cities, founded in 1730—and the unfolding of nearly 300 years of remarkable history. From stories of the Conestoga Indians and the Underground Railroad to the political legacy of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens to the stories of your own family, Lancaster’s history has something to offer every visitor to the Campus of History! exists to engage and educate the public about the people, places, and events that shaped Lancaster County within the context of the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. We collect, preserve, exhibit, and make accessible materials chronicling Lancaster County’s complex and illuminating past.


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230 North Presidents Avenue  Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-4633

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