• 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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  • Apply for a Fellowship 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 2017 Fellowship! (Deadline: July 31, 2017)

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  • 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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  • 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. Now open for the 2017 Season!

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  • Celebrate Black History Month

    During the month of February, we celebrate and honor 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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  • 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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  • Open Presidents Day

    Spend your Presidents Day at LancasterHistory.org! A special Living History program, Buchanan's First Challenges, will be available at Wheatland, and the Exhibition Galleries and Museum Store will be open. Click below to learn more about our events on February 20 and purchase tickets!

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