Independence & Wickets at Wheatland

Independence & Wickets at Wheatland

Illustration shows men and women in Victorian dress playing croquet.
New and Ingenious Idea for Croquet. Punch (19 October 1867): 158. “If Men will Flirt, instad of paying Attention to the Game, make Hoops of them.” From The Victorian Web, Internet Archive, and the University of Toronto Library.

Experience history on July 6, 2019 at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. In this first-person presentation, visitors will step back to the summer of 1867 and celebrate the 4th of July with James Buchanan, his family, and friends. Raise a glass of lemonade with Mr. Buchanan and toast the Union’s 91st birthday as Miss Annie Buchanan seeks someone to challenge her in her favorite sport of croquet.

The Living History program Independence and Wickets takes place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with tours starting on the hour at 1, 2, and 3pm. Advance reservations are strongly recommended, and guests are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior before their tour entry time for check-in. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the ticket link or by calling (717) 392-4633. Ticketholders are encouraged to bring their printed tickets on paper or ready to scan on an internet-enabled device for check-in.

Performance Tour

July 6, 2019 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA Tours at 1, 2, & 3pm Members FREE | Adult (18+) $15 | More Price Points Available