Copperhead or War Democrat?
It’s September, 1864. Atlanta has fallen, and Sherman now marches to the sea. Farragut has taken Mobile. Grant and Lee are stalemated near Richmond. As the war machine grinds on, the casualties pile up by the tens of thousands. A presidential election campaign is underway, but the Democrats are deeply split – War Democrats want the Confederacy defeated; Peace Democrats, the Copperheads, want a negotiated settlement now. But who is who? Former President James Buchanan is hosting friends at Wheatland. Will they reveal themselves?
Living History tours featuring Copperhead or War Democrat? 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.