In 1857, Ponca Tribe Chief Iron Whip travelled 1,400 miles to negotiate a treaty with President James Buchanan. The act marked the first time a Native American Chief sat with the President of the United States. In August’s Wheatland Special Subject Tour, learn about the Buchanan Administration’s treatment of the visiting Ponca, their relationship with the Native American tribes, and the message that Chief Iron Whip had for the 15th President.
Chief Iron Whip Goes to Washington, a special guided tour of Wheatland, will be held on Saturday, August 6. Tours will be available on the half hour, beginning at 10am and continuing until the last tour at 3pm. Please Note: These tours are not our regular General Admission tours and are not solely focused on James Buchanan.
Tickets are available for purchase online or over the phone by calling (717) 392-4633. When booking online, be sure to first select the date of August 6, followed by the time of your choice. Advance reservations are highly recommended as tours may sell out and walk-in tickets may not be available. Members receive complimentary admission, but must reserve their tickets in advance. All visitors must abide by LancasterHistory’s Health & Safety Protocols for Visitors.
Phone: (717) 392-4633
230 N President Ave
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603