Miss Hetty Parker: Buchanan’s Venerable & Pious Housekeeper

Miss Hetty Parker: Buchanan’s Venerable & Pious Housekeeper


Image of Miss Hetty's half-sister, Harriet Parker.September’s Special Subject tour will focus on the life and experience of Miss Esther “Hetty” Parker, head housekeeper of Wheatland. As you tour Wheatland, hear stories about Miss Hetty’s youth, how she first met Mr. Buchanan, and how she managed Wheatland, the White House, and the rearing of Harriet Lane and Buck Henry.

Miss Hetty Parker, a special guided tour of Wheatland, will be held on Saturday, September 3. 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 are not solely focused on James Buchanan.

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 September 3, 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.

In-Person Event Tour

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