Events: Tour

“Go At Your Own Pace” Saturday [September 2017]

Enjoy a “Go At Your Own Pace” tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland on Saturday, September 30. Guides will be stationed throughout the presidential mansion as you tour at your own pace. Tour entries every 15 minutes from 1-3pm. Ticket price also includes admission to the museum galleries at LancasterHistory.org.

To purchase tickets for a timed entry between 1-3pm, please click the link for tickets. Advanced reservations are recommended as tours often sell out and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please check in at our main building at 230 N. President Avenue at least 15 minutes before your respective tour entry time.

(Regular, guided tours of mansion are still available on Saturday but only at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. To book one of these options, please visit https://lancasterhistory.checkfront.com/reserve.)

Tour Family-Friendly

September 30, 2017 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tour Entries Every 15 Minutes from 1 - 3pm Adults $15 | Senior $13 | Student (11-17) $8 | Child Under 10 FREE

October African American Heritage Walking Tours

Learn about Lancaster’s abolitionists, Underground Railroad agents, religious leaders, and entrepreneurs as you visit 12 historical sites and properties with African American heritage. Tours are led by the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania.

Two tours will be offered on Saturday, October 7 at 11am and 2pm. Tours depart from the Lancaster City Visitor Center at 39 Penn Square in Lancaster. Tours are safe & easy, and take 60-90 minutes. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes are recommended.

No reservations needed. Tickets available only at the Lancaster City Visitor Center on tour days. For more information, please contact Randy Harris (717) 808-2941 or Leroy Hopkins (717) 224-7030.

Off-Site Event Outdoor Tour Family-Friendly

October 7, 2017 38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 11am & 2pm Adults $8 | Youth (6-18) $2 | Other Price Points Available

Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

Step back in time to former President James Buchanan’s Wheatland farm in the year 1862. Only a few weeks have passed since Americans read with horror about the battle fought near Antietam Creek and Sharpsburg, Maryland… the conflict that would become later known as the bloodiest day of the American Civil War.  As guests visit with Mr. Buchanan and his family, visitors to Wheatland will come to learn his opinion about the War and his concerns about the Nation’s Democratic principles.

Living History tours featuring Antietam: The Bloodiest Day begin on the hour, starting at 12pm with the last tour at 3pm. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as tours do fill up and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour so you may have ample time to check in.

What is a Living History tour? A Living History Tour differs from a Standard Tour of Wheatland in that it is an immerse experience in history where various costumed historic reenactors share history through first-person “living” portrayals of historic characters. These tours are only available the first Saturday of the month from March – October. Tour admission also includes admission to the exhibition galleries at LancasterHistory.org.

Featured Image: A photographic reproduction of an original print of Thure de Thulstrup’s “Battle of Antietam.” Public domain image.

Tour

October 7, 2017 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tours On The Hour, 12 - 3pm Adults $15 | Senior $13 | Student (11-17) $8 | Child Under 10 FREE

Curator’s Tour of the Hairy & Scary!

Image of jack-o-lanterns with text "Curator's Tour of the Hairy & Scary!"Peek into curiosities found in the historic collections of LancasterHistory.org just in time for Halloween! Join Assistant Curator Tori Pyle on Friday, October 13 at 5:30pm for a spooky look at items like mourning jewelry made with human hair, crystal balls, and mysterious books and what they mean.

Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased by clicking the ticket button in this event. Tickets are $10 for LancasterHistory.org Members; $15 for Non-Members.

Tour

October 13, 2017 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 5:30pm $10 for Members | $15 for Non-Members

“Go At Your Own Pace” Saturday [October 2017]

Enjoy a “Go At Your Own Pace” tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland on Saturday, October 28. Guides will be stationed throughout the presidential mansion as you tour at your own pace. Tour entries every 15 minutes from 1-3pm. Ticket price also includes admission to the museum galleries at LancasterHistory.org.

To purchase tickets for a timed entry between 1-3pm, please click the link for tickets. Advanced reservations are recommended as tours often sell out and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please check in at our main building at 230 N. President Avenue at least 15 minutes before your respective tour entry time.

(Regular, guided tours of mansion are still available on Saturday but only at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. To book one of these options, please visit https://lancasterhistory.checkfront.com/reserve.)

Tour Family-Friendly

October 28, 2017 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tour Entries Every 15 Minutes from 1 - 3pm Adults $15 | Senior $13 | Student (11-17) $8 | Child Under 10 FREE