Following his presidency, James Buchanan retired to his house in Lancaster, Pa. While living at Wheatland, Buchanan wrote his memoir Mr. Buchanan’s Administration on the Eve of Rebellion. He continued living in the house until his death from respiratory failure on June 1, 1868. The funeral procession went from Wheatland to Woodward Hill Cemetery, where he is interred.
Presidential Pathways: James Buchanan Burial Place