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Family Museum Pass Program

Library cards can unlock new worlds and introduce both children and adults to ideas and places we can't travel on our own. Thanks to the generosity of the Eiserer-Hickey Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, is now a part of the Family Museum Pass program, an initiative initially started by The North Museum of Natural History & Science and the Library System of Lancaster County.

The Family Museum Pass, which can be checked out at local Lancaster County libraries, allows one adult with a library card and three guests to enjoy free admission to several Lancaster County museums, including To check out a pass, you must be a Lancaster County resident with a Lancaster County library card.

With your pass for, you will be able to tour the mansion of President James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States and the only Pennsylvanian President; stroll the grounds of Wheatland to view the gardens or peer into the frog pond that Buchanan loved; check out the many species of trees in the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum; and learn more about Lancaster County history by taking in our many galleries filled with intriguing objects of the past, including the latest exhibition FREEDOM: "to secure the Blessings of Liberty." We encourage your family to visit the Campus of History today!

The Family Museum Pass Circulation Guidelines:

  • Adult check-out only. (Click here to be taken to the Library System of Lancaster County catalog.)
  • One week circulation. 
  • Reserves allowed from any library including the bookmobile. 
  • Overdue fines: $1.00 per day/up to $5.00 maximum. 
  • Replacement cost $7.00 for loss or damaged case. 
  • Passes are not eligible for renewal due to the popularity of this service. 

Conditions of Use:

  • Valid during regular hours (Click here for our hours.). 
  • Pass is not valid for programs requiring pre-registration or special events such as Yuletide at Wheatland or the President James Buchanan National Symposium. 
  • Membership privileges do not apply. 
  • Does not apply to group rates. 
  • Maximum of 4 people; one must be a supervising adult (18 years or older). 
  • A pass may only be used once to visit during a one week check-out/circulation. 
  • Museum Passes may not be used for commercial or for-profit purposes.


For questions about the Museum Pass program, please call your local Lancaster County library. To learn more about hours of operation, please visit additional pages on our website or call 717-392-4633. 


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