Hours & Admission

The Lancaster Campus of History

LancasterHistory.org’s Campus of History is the home to President James Buchanan’s Wheatland, the Research Library and Archive, exhibition galleries, Museum Store, and the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum.  General Admission tickets and Research Library admission may be purchased on the Camus of History at 230 North President Avenue.

Monday – Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Exceptions to Hours
Learn when there are closures due to special events, holidays, and inclement weather. Includes President James Buchanan’s Wheatland.


Tours of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

Guests are recommended to check-in at our main building (the modern building with the sloped roof) at least 15 minutes before tour entry time. Tours are sent down to the mansion promptly at the top of the hour.

  • Standard Tour of Wheatland
    • Monday – Saturday: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
    • First Saturdays of the Month (March – October): Standard Tours are offered at 10am & 11am
  • Living History Saturdays
    • August 5, September 2, and October 7: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm


The Tanger Arboretum

The Arboretum is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. This is no admission charge.



Members FREE* FREE*
Adult (18+) $15 $7
Senior (65+) $13 $5
Student (11-17) $8 FREE
Child (10 & Under) FREE FREE
Family Pass*** $35 $14

* Members of LancasterHistory.org are admitted free of charge, except for special programs or events such as Yuletide at Wheatland.
** General Admission consists of a guided tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland and admission to LancasterHistory.org’s self-guided exhibition galleries.
*** A Family Pass is comprised of two adults or seniors + two students.

TICKETS can be booked online or over the phone. Tickets are also available at the door; however, they are first come, first served and not guaranteed. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. We recommend guests to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour time for check-in.

Admission to the Research Library is available only at the door. Advanced reservations are not required.


Group Tours

LancasterHistory.org does offer group tours for both adult and student groups. For more information and pricing or to schedule a group tour, please contact Stephanie Townrow at (717) 392-4633, Ext. 131 or by email at stephanie.townrow@lancasterhistory.org.

LancasterHistory.org On The Square

LancasterHistory.org’s satellite location in downtown Lancaster City contains a Museum Store and a small gallery space with a rotating exhibition that is free and open to the public.

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed