LancasterHistory.org is your comprehensive history center for Lancaster County history! At LancasterHistory.org, you can…:
- Take a guided tour of Wheatland, home of 15th US President James Buchanan
- Stroll the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum and the American Conifer Society Dwarf Conifer Reference Garden
- Take in the Exhibition Galleries, featuring the newest exhibition, FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty”
- Enjoy a full-service Research Library and Archives
- Purchase books and unique items at The Museum Store
We encourage those interested in visiting to check our hours and also visit our website to view any upcoming closings, particularly around the holidays.
Travel Advice for Visitors in May 2017: North President Avenue will be under road construction beginning May 1, 2017 and lasting for up to five weeks. All visitors should use the entrance at 1120 Marietta Avenue (the Wheatland driveway), and allow extra travel time to LancasterHistory.org for events and tours.
NARM Members receive the following benefits at LancasterHistory.org: free General Admission* (includes a guided tour of Wheatland and admission to our exhibition galleries), free admission to the Research Library, and 10% off your purchase in The Museum Store. NARM members do not receive the full roster of LancasterHistory.org membership benefits; only the NARM membership benefits. To enjoy full LancasterHistory.org membership benefits, we encourage you to join our organization as a member.
(*Except for special programs such as Yuletide at Wheatland and other ticketed events.)
Our organization’s definition of a Family Membership is for two (2) adults or two (2) seniors 65+ and children living at the same residence.
If you have any questions about visiting LancasterHistory.org or using your NARM benefits at LancasterHistory.org, please call Emily Miller, Development Assistant, at 717-392-4633 ext. 133 or by email at [email protected]
LancasterHistory.org’s main building is ADA compliant with main entrance door handicap ADA door openers, allowing for easy entrance and exit. We also do have at least one wheelchair available for patrons to use. The main building is wheelchair and scooter-friendly. The lower level of the building is also accessible via an elevator. President James Buchanan’s Wheatland is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters via the Wheatland driveway, sloped grass paths, and a ramp leading up to the main door. There are two flights of stairs in Wheatland, and due to the historic nature of Wheatland, there are no elevators. Individuals who cannot tour the second floor can take advantage of a typed out, readable tour of the second floor’s rooms. Licensed service dogs are welcome in both LancasterHistory.org’s main building and in Wheatland.