• Celebrate Black History Month

    The month of February marks the socially conscious tradition of recognizing the black men and women who have achieved greatness in our nation's history. In honor of our area's own rich history with racial justice, LancasterHistory.org proudly presents a program set that pays tribute to those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

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  • New Exhibition Now On Display

    FREEDOM: "to secure the Blessings of Liberty" explores the stories of Lancastrians who sought, fought for, lived in, and were denied freedom over the course of 300 years. They are stories of hope, joy, struggle, and survival from Penn's Holy Experiment through the 21st century. 

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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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  • 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. Opens for 2017 Season on January 9.

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  • The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

    The chill of wintertime is in the air! Enjoy the changing of the seasons 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, and an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.

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Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Learn about "The Great Commoner," Lydia Hamilton-Smith, and the Underground Railroad.
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Join Us!
Make History Happen
Become a member of LancasterHistory.org today!
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The Decorative Arts
The Decorative Arts
Explore three centuries of art and history through the Richard C. von Hess Decorative Arts Center.
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Discover Your History
Discover Your History
Explore your family's, local, and nation's history.
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Tour Wheatland
Tour Wheatland
Discover the home of our nation's 15th President!
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Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
Make history and volunteer! A variety of positions are available for those aged 12 and up.
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