The Trans-Atlantic Cable: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Experience history this Presidents Day at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland! In this first-person presentation, visitors will be transported back to August 1858 as Buchanan and family celebrate the completion of the Trans-Atlantic Cable. The completion of the cable connected President Buchanan in the United States with Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom, a feat that many newspapers called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Join Buchanan and First Lady Harriet Lane as they celebrate and inform guests about this latest technological achievement!
The Presidents Day Living History at Wheatland takes place on Monday, February 19, 2018 with tours on the hour at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Advanced 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.