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Come celebrate George Washington’s birthday at Rock Ford Plantation! This celebration, designed for children ages 4 through 10 years, will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019, beginning at 2:00 PM in the Rock Ford Barn. Spend time learning about our nation’s first President through approximately two hours of Colonial-themed crafts, games, stories and other activities.  As an added bonus, there will be a special guest appearance by “George Washington.”  The children will also sing Happy Birthday and enjoy cake and ice cream.

Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 25 guests.  The cost is $10 per child.  Children must be accompanied by a parent during the event.  In case of inclement weather, the snow date is Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM.  For reservations, please click here.

This popular children’s event is geared toward ages 4 and up. Children will use their artistic talents, play games and have fun in a series of activity stations. A story about George Washington will help children to understand why we continue to celebrate his birthday. During the special visit from “George Washington,” children will sing “Happy Birthday!” and enjoy cake and ice cream. Pretzels and beverages will also be served.
This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn.
Reservations required.  $10 per child and $5 per adult.  Parent(s) must accompany their children.
Call 717-392-7223 for reservations.
Snow date: Sunday, March 5.

The 225th anniversary of President James Buchanan’s birth will be commemorated on April 23, 2016 and will feature the annual presentation of the White House wreath for the President’s grave site at Woodward Hill Cemetery starting at 10 a.m. followed by a Birthday Celebration at Wheatland starting at noon and lasting till 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The day’s events begin at 10 a.m. at Woodward Hill Cemetery for the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The Ceremony includes a historical view about James Buchanan by Brigadier General Timothy J. Hilty. Another special guest is the 15th President’s historic guards, the Lancaster Fencibles; they will present a black powder-gun salute at the Cemetery. The Ceremony concludes with the Presidential Wreath being placed at James Buchanan’s tomb by Brigadier General Timothy J. Hilty with assistance from two Buchanan Elementary School students.

Following the Ceremony the public is invited by the students and PTO of James Buchanan Elementary School to President James Buchanan’s Wheatland for a 225th Birthday Celebration. Free tours of the President’s beloved home, Wheatland, are available from noon until 2 p.m. with a tour beginning every 15 minutes and the last free tour beginning at 1:45. These tours will be led by the Buchanan Elementary School students as they interpret the history of Wheatland, James Buchanan, his family and his life. Enjoy a slice of James Buchanan’s birthday cake with some punch provided through the generosity of the James Buchanan Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO.)