Buchanan's life as a gentleman farmer the focus of August's Living History at Wheatland
He’s been a Congressman, a Senator, an ambassador, and Secretary of State, overseeing the settlement of our northern and southern borders. Now James Buchanan is a gentleman farmer and maintains - at least outwardly - that his public life is over. It’s not, of course. Nevertheless, he finds the life of a squire to be quite appealing, and receives visitors from far and wide who come to pay their respects to Pennsylvania’s elder statesman. With his niece, Harriet Lane, and nephew, James B. Henry, at his side, Buchanan welcomes a few out-of-town guests at August's Living History at Wheatland, including Connecticut State Senator Isaac Toucey and his wife Catherine Nichols Toucey.
Living History tours featuring Wheatland: The Early Years begin on the hour, starting at 12pm with the last tour at 3pm. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as tours do fill up and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour so you may have ample time to check in. Tickets also include admission to the exhibition galleries.
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