LHO_Logo_RGB_300dpi_8in_TransBGLancasterHistory.org is your comprehensive center for Lancaster County History!

At our main location at 230 North President Avenue, you can:

  • Take a guided tour Wheatland, the beloved home of 15th U.S. President James Buchanan
  • Visit the exhibition galleries and view the latest exhibition, FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty”
  • Search for your Lancaster County connection in our Research Library, with more than 2 million documents, manuscripts and books, access to the Platinum edition of Ancestry.com and a variety of additional databases and resources
  • Tap into the expertise of our staff, who together have more than 100 years experience in genealogy, Lancaster history, and scholarly research
  • Walk the grounds of LancasterHistory.org, including the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum and Dwarf Conifer Garden
  • Take a piece of history home with you when you shop at The Museum Store
  • Attend one of our many events, many of which are low cost, free, or kid-friendly



The Campus of History is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays. The Campus of History includes the Galleries, Library, and Museum Store.

Tours of Wheatland are available on the hour, Monday to Saturday, starting at 10. The last tour of the day is at 3pm.


LancasterHistory.org exists to engage and educate the public about the people, places, and events that shaped Lancaster County within the broader context of the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. As custodians of a complex past, we collect, preserve, exhibit, and make accessible materials chronicling Lancaster County’s heritage as we seek to engage audiences in multi-layered stories of that past.

Visit our website for more information and to buy tickets today!