General Admission

*Our most popular option!*

Image of President James Buchanan's Wheatland.
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

JANUARY 16 – NOVEMBER 16, 2024
Mondays – Saturdays
Timed Tickets for Tours from 10am – 3pm (Last tour of day: 3pm)
Advance reservations are encouraged.

General Admission includes:

  • A ~24 minute, professionally-produced orientation film, Buchanan’s America: A Nation Divided. This film precedes each tour.
  • A ~50 minute guided tour of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland; and
  • Self-guided access to museum exhibitions about Lancaster County’s history.

We recommend visitors allot a minimum of 1.5 – 2.5 hours for their visit. Visitors must abide by our Health & Safety Protocols during their time onsite.


Looking to visit Wheatland after November 16? Please check back in September/October for information and tickets for our holiday program and tour, Yuletide at Wheatland!

Research Center Admission

The Open Stacks in LancasterHistory’s Research Center.

The Research Center at LancasterHistory, formerly Lancaster County’s Historical Society, is here to support your research and enhance your understanding of the past. We can help you access books, newspapers, maps, archival documents, photographs, and objects across the historic collections of LancasterHistory.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve a timeslot in advance by registering online or by calling LancasterHistory at (717) 392-4633. Timeslots are limited, so walk-in admission is not guaranteed.

Wednesdays – Saturdays
9:30am – 2pm



Museum Exhibitions-Only Admission

The main entrance to Groff Gallery featuring the latest major exhibit, “Thieves & Vagabonds.”

Enjoy self-guided access to LancasterHistory’s latest museum exhibitions. Visitors must abide by our Health & Safety Protocols during their time onsite. To view which exhibitions are currently on display, please see our Main Exhibitions and Special Exhibitions webpages.

Please Note: This admission type does not include a guided tour of Wheatland. If you wish to take a guided tour of Wheatland, we recommend purchasing General Admission tickets.

Mondays – Saturdays, 9:30am – 4pm