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ORGANIZATION: LancasterHistory.org

  • 8 people are interested
Wheatland, home of 15th President of the United States James Buchanan.

History Tour Guides are passionate about sharing history and are great story tellers! Wheatland's guides dress in 1860 period fashions provided by LancasterHistory.org. Guides provide personalized guided tours for visitors of all ages through the interior spaces at President James Buchanan's Wheatland. In addition to history tours, Wheatland offers opportunities to participate in living history programs when they are presented during the main season.

We're looking for volunteer who are enthusiastic about history; dependable & motivated; possess good verbal communication skills; possess the ability to be on your feet for an hour and ability to climb stairs. Must be 17 years or older. Available to work a 3 hour shift.

Staff will provide historical content training as well as guidance on best practices with guiding groups through and around antiques. Volunteers will also receive articles and books to read to increase their knowledge on various subjects. New volunteers are scheduled to shadow other Wheatland guides as part of their training.

Shifts are available Monday - Saturday from 10am to 1pm AND 1pm to 3pm

Masks are no longer required while onsite at LancasterHistory.

Visitors who are feeling ill, experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have knowingly been exposed to someone with flu-like symptoms or COVID-19 should not enter the property and are encouraged to stay home and seek medical care.

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About LancasterHistory.org


230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603, US

Mission Statement

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.


Our ten-acre Campus of History features the historic grounds and gardens of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, and the award-winning, and environmentally-sustainable headquarters of LancasterHistory.org. On the Campus of History you will learn about Lancaster County, Pennsylvania-from stories of the Conestoga Indians and the Underground Railroad to the political legacy of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens to the stories of your own family.


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230 North President AvenueLancaster, PA 17603



  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts available Mon-Sat from 10-1pm and 1-3pm

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