PA German Village and to Wheatland, Home of James Buchanan
Our first stop is at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, the largest “living history” village in the country dedicated to early Pennsylvania German life. Costumed guides will lead us through this authentic crossroads village and talk about the daily life and customs of this Pennsylvania German community. To help us experience for ourselves what that life involved, we will enjoy a wagon ride around the property and will make our own Pennsylvania German craft to take home. A hearty lunch will follow in the charming old village hotel. After lunch, and a brief opportunity to browse the Pennsylvania German crafts in the Weather Vane Shop, we will travel to nearby Wheatland, the home of our 15th President, James Buchanan. The house is decorated in the style of Harriet Lane, Buchanan’s niece, who acted as First Lady for her bachelor uncle. We’ll discover a different side of this now unpopular president, see his attempt to straddle the North and South, and perhaps we can better appreciate his efforts to hold the nation together.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
502 – $130
7:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:30 a.m.