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Eisenhower National Historic Site

Health & Safety

The CDC COVID Data Tracker currently rates the level of community transmission in Adams Co., Pa. as HIGH.

For the health & safety of everyone, all staff & volunteers are wearing face coverings.

All visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center are encouraged to wear face coverings/masks.

Face coverings/masks continue to be required on all bus tours and shuttle buses, consistent with TSA guidelines.

Site

- Eisenhower home currently closed.
- Grounds open sunrise to sunset with private vehicle access & self-guided tours daily.

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower at their Gettysburg Farm

The Eisenhowers at their Gettysburg Farm. National Archives photo no. 584342

The home and farm of our 34th President, the Eisenhower National Historic Site provides a warm and personal look at the home life of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.

Renovated in the early 1950s, the home served as a weekend getaway for the President and a meeting place for world leaders. Retiring to the farm in 1961, the Eisenhowers gifted the property to the federal government in 1967. The farm was designated as a National Historic Site in 1969.

Today, the site offers hospitality to guests through Ranger talks and self-guided tours of the home and farm grounds including its gardens, teahouse, skeet range, putting green and Angus cattle barns.

 

Significance

Why visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site?

The Eisenhowers hosted family, friends, heads of state and diplomats at their Gettysburg home. You are the latest in a long list of distinguished guests and welcome visitors.

  • Feel the warmth. It’s the only home the Eisenhowers owned. Catch a glimpse of home life for the Eisenhowers through their original furnishings and decor.
  • Family Fun: Embark on an educational experience for the whole family with lots of outdoor space to explore and kids (ages 6-12) can earn a Junior Ranger Badge.
  • More Ike to Like: Learn more about the general, president, farmer, painter, golfer and family man.
  • A place of peace: Reflect on the farm’s history as a weekend retreat for the President and humbling gathering place for world leaders including Churchill, de Gaulle and Khrushchev.
  • Walk the grounds. Hear the stories: Take a free self-guided walking tour of the grounds.

 

 

Story

A home for Ike and Mamie.

Five-star farm.

Diplomatic destination.

At A Glance

Allow 2 hours
Free self-guided tours of the grounds. Home tours currently closed.
Wheelchair accessible on grounds.
On-site parking available. Grounds open sunrise to sunset.

  • Eisenhower Home Currently Closed

  • Grounds remain open sunrise - sunset with private vehicle access

The Eisenhower National Historic Site is part of the National Park Service.

National Park Service website

Historic Sites

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Walk the hallowed grounds and take a moment to reflect on those who have given–and are willing to give–“the last full measure of devotion.”


President Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address in dedicating the cemetery as the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers.

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Walk the grounds, hear the stories and feel the emotions of life–and death–at this historic farm suddenly transformed into a field hospital.

Living historians provide insight and authentic accounts of experiences on the farm during the battle. Admission is included with purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket or Friends of Gettysburg membership.

David Wills House

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

The home where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

In 1863, enthusiastic crowds gathered outside the depot in hopes of catching a glimpse of the president upon his arrival to Gettysburg.

 

Walk in Lincoln’s footsteps in this free-to-visit museum featuring a self-guided tour with exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg.

Plan Your Visit to Gettysburg.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you return year-after-year, we can help you plan your visit.

AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/eisenhower-national-historic-site