Celebrate President's Day with a trip to the home of James Buchanan in Lancaster; this feature is part of The Patriot-News
' 'Not Far by Car' series.
After a brief orientation at the Lancaster Historical Society's new Visitor Center, you'll be greeted at the back door of Buchanan's brick mansion by a guide dressed as a servant, said Patrick Clarke, director of Wheatland.
Buchanan had five or six servants. Miss Hetty, his housekeeper, took care of him for more than 30 years.
Living history actors will welcome you to Wheatland as if it were the fall of 1856. Buchanan was the Democratic Party's nominee for president; his home was campaign headquarters.
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