Harriet Lane: Compassionate Philanthropist

Harriet Lane: Compassionate Philanthropist

By the age of 10, Harriet Lane had lost her mother, father, and two brothers to tuberculosis. Her uncles, Edward and James Buchanan, served as her guardians. During this special subject tour, visitors will learn about Harriet’s life and the unique resilience that shaped her concern for others and helped her rise above personal challenges and sorrows.

Harriet Lane: Compassionate Philanthropist, a special guided tour of Wheatland, will be held on Saturday, May 4. Tours will be available on the hour, beginning at 10am and continuing until the last tour at 3pm. Please Note: These tours are not our regular General Admission tours and will be more focused on a particular topic than a general history of Buchanan and the home.

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 May 4, followed by the tour 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 should reserve their tickets in advance to guarantee the tour time of their choice.

In-Person Event Tour

May 4, 2024 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tours from 10am - 3pm FREE/Members | $17/Adults (18+) | $15/Seniors (65+) | $10 (11-College ID)