Buchanan’s Presidency: The Challenges of 1857

Buchanan’s Presidency: The Challenges of 1857


Learn about the unique challenges faced by 15th US President James Buchanan during his first 10 months in office. This special Presidents’ Day tour will dive into topics such as Buchanan’s role in the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott Decision, why Buchanan chose to send the Army to the Utah Territory, and how he handled the petition for Kansas statehood.

Buchanan’s Presidency: The Challenges of 1857, a special guided tour of Wheatland, will be held on Monday, February 21. Tours will be available on the half hour, beginning at 10am and continuing until the last tour at 3pm. Please Note: These tours are not our regular General Admission tours.

Tickets are available for purchase online or over the phone by calling (717) 392-4633. When booking online, be sure to first select the date of February 21, followed by the time of your choice. Advance reservations are highly recommended as tours may sell out and walk-in tickets may not be available. Members receive complimentary admission, but must reserve their tickets in advance. All visitors must abide by LancasterHistory’s Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors, including LancasterHistory’s face mask policy.


February 21, 2022 LancasterHistory, 230 North President Avenue 10am - 3pm ET $15/Adults (18+) | $13/Seniors (65+) | $8 (11-College ID)