The Lancaster Campus of History

LancasterHistory is your connection to Lancaster County’s history!

LancasterHistoryLancasterHistory, formerly known as Lancaster County’s Historical Society, is an award-winning, local history museum located at 230 North President Avenue.

LancasterHistory currently offers…

  • Guided, in-person, limited capacity tours of Wheatland, the beloved home of 15th U.S. President James Buchanan;
  • Museum exhibitions, such as our latest exhibition Thieves & Vagabonds: A History of Law & Justice in Lancaster County;
  • A Research Center with more than 2 million documents, manuscripts and books, access to the Library Edition of and a variety of additional databases and resources, and an expert staff with experience in genealogy, Lancaster history, and scholarly research;
  • Lush, green grounds, including the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum and Dwarf Conifer Garden;
  • A Museum Store where you can take a piece of history home with you; and
  • In-person or virtual events or tours, many of which are low cost, free, or kid-friendly.


Reserve Your TICKETS

Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors


Please visit our Hours & Admission page for the most up-to-date details.


Mondays – Saturdays
9:30am – 5pm

The Research Center is open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 9:30am – 2pm.


230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

On-site parking available.