The Lafayette Square Tragedy

The Lafayette Square Tragedy

Image from the Library of Congress

Experience history this Presidents’ Day at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland! In this first-person presentation, visitors will be transported back to the White House in late February 1859 as President Buchanan, First Lady Harriet Lane, and housekeeper Hetty Parker celebrate the admission of Oregon as the 33rd State of the Union. Learn the President’s thoughts about the celebratory event, plus the dastardly crime that is occupying everyone’s mind—the “Lafayette Square Tragedy”—which occurred not too far from the White House.

The Presidents’ Day Living History at Wheatland takes place on Monday, February 18, 2019 with tours on the hour at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 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.

Program Tour

February 18, 2019 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster Tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm Members FREE | Adult (18+) $15 | More Price Points Available