ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center will be closed for rehabilitation beginning Dec. 5, 2022. Detour information is available for entering the complex at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more.

ALERT: Little Round Top is now closed to all visitation for rehabilitation. Learn more.

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Site

Reopens for home tours in December 2022 for the holiday season and again in spring 2023. Schedule to be announced spring 2023.

Now open daily, sunrise to sunset, for self-guided tours of the grounds with limited on-site parking available.

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 (when open seasonally) and property 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.
  • Tour the home. Walk the grounds. Hear the stories: Explore the Eisenhower's legacy, their connections to Gettysburg through their stories and collections, and the historic property that served as a retreat, diplomatic getaway and the Eisenhower's home in retirement. Home tours currently closed for the season.

 

 

Story

A home for Ike and Mamie.

Five-star farm.

Diplomatic destination.

At A Glance

Free home tours with purchase of a ticket for the shuttle that departs/returns to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to resume December 2022 for the Holiday season.
Allow 2 hours
Home tours resume December 2022.
Adults (13-64): $9
Youth (6-12): $5
Children (0-5) Free
Wheelchair accessible on grounds.
Indoor & Outdoor site - May be impacted by weather. Bring water, sun protection, insect repellent.
Limited on-site parking available on days without shuttles.
Shuttles from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center resume with home tours in December 2022.

Hours:

Now open daily, sunrise to sunset, for self-guided tours of the property with limited on-site parking available.

Home tours to resume in December 2022 for the Holiday season:

Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays:

Shuttles depart 11 a.m. | 2 p.m.
Tour times: 11:30 a.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17:

Shuttles depart: 11 a.m. | Noon | 1 p.m. | 2 p.m.
Tour times: 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31:

Shuttles depart: 11 a.m. | Noon
Tour times: 11:30 p.m. | 12:30 p.m.

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

National Park Service website

Historic Sites

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Currently Closed for the Season

Summer season of living history and programs returns June 2023.

 

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 and docents provide insight and authentic accounts of experiences on the farm during the battle.

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.

David Wills House

Best known as the home where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address, visit the David Wills House and explore the seven-gallery interactive National Park Service museum relating the story of the Wills family, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.

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