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Living History - Copperhead or War Democrat

  • Starting: Oct 01, 2016
  • LancasterHistory.org
  • 230 North President Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Times: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Phone: (717) 392-4633

Join us as we step back to October 1864, one month before the Presidential election. Peace Democrats were Northern Party members vehemently opposed to Lincoln's war policy; they were Copperhead or War Democrat advocates of restoration of the Union through a negotiated settlement. War Democrats rejected the Peace platform altogether. At this time many Americans questioned James Buchanan's patriotism; some even sent him written threats. Here is your chance to eavesdrop on Mr. Buchanan as he and his Democratic friends enjoy a social gathering at Wheatland. As you watch and listen, try to figure out who are the Copperheads and who are War Democrats.

The Living History at Wheatland program Copperhead or War Democrat takes place with tours on the hour starting at 12:00pm and the last starting at 3:00pm.

A standard tour of Wheatland is also offered at 10:00am & 11:00am. We strongly advise making reservations in advance for your tour since tours do fill up and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour so you may use the facilities and check in.

Call 717-392-4633 to purchase your tickets.

Ample parking is available on-site.

Living History - Copperhead or War Democrat
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  • LancasterHistory.org
  • Join us as we step back to October 1864, one month before the Presidential election. Peace Democrats were Northern Party members vehemently opposed to Lincoln's war policy; they were Copperhead or War