Hours & Admission

LancasterHistory, located at 230 North President Avenue, is home to President James Buchanan’s Wheatland, the Research Center, museum exhibitions, Museum Store, and the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum. Continue reading to learn the hours and admission prices of the various experiences we offer.

Exceptions to Hours

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

Exceptions to Hours

Hours of Operation

LancasterHistory Museum

In the LancasterHistory Museum, visitors will find museum exhibitions, the Research Center, and the Museum Store. This is also where visitors with General Admission tickets should check in for their Wheatland tours. Tours depart from the museum down to Wheatland.

Open Mondays – Saturdays, 9:30am – 5pm
Research Center Open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 9:30am – 2pm

For more information and tickets to visit LancasterHistory’s exhibitions and the Research Center, please click the button below.


President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

In-Person, Guided Tours (Non-Holiday Season)

JANUARY 16 – NOVEMBER 16, 2024
Mondays – Saturdays
Tours On the Hour from 10am – 3pm (Last tour of the day: 3pm)

Purchase General Admission Tickets

Ticketholders should check in and/or purchase their tickets at the Museum. All tours to Wheatland begin in the Museum and depart from the Museum down to Wheatland.

Looking to visit Wheatland after November 17? Wheatland will be closed to the public from November 17 – 22 in preparation for Yuletide at Wheatland. Please check back in October for more information about our holiday program and tour, Yuletide at Wheatland!


The Tanger Arboretum

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

To learn more about the Tanger Arboretum and their separate membership program, visit the Tanger Arboretum’s webpage.


Admission Prices

The following prices are valid for our 2024 Season for visitation occurring between January 16 – November 9, 2024, unless visiting as part of a scheduled Group Tour.

General Admission   Museum Exhibitions Only   Research Center
  Member   FREE   FREE   FREE
  Adult (18+)   $17.00   $10.00   $7.00
  Senior (65+)   $15.00   $8.00   $5.00
  Student (11 – 17 or College ID)   $10.00   $6.00   FREE
  Child (10 and Under)   FREE*   FREE*   FREE*
  Family Pass**   VARIES (Please Call)   $26.00    —

* Children are free with the purchase of an accompanying adult and/or senior ticket.
** A Family Pass includes the purchase of two (2) adult or senior tickets and two (2) student (youth) tickets. To purchase the Family Pass, please call (717) 392-4633 to purchase over the phone. Family Passes may also be purchased at the door.

Admission Terms & Conditions

By purchasing your ticket to LancasterHistory, you are agreeing to our Admission & Programs Terms and Conditions policy.

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Plan Your Visit

Have questions about visiting LancasterHistory? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to learn more about what to expect, ticketing, and other amenities. We also encourage visitors to view our Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors. If you have additional questions after viewing our FAQ, please contact info@lancasterhistory.org or 717.392.4633.