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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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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.

 

 

Story

A home for Ike and Mamie.

Five-star farm.

Diplomatic destination.

Holidays at the Eisenhower Site

Celebrate the season with a festive tour of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower's home and farm.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 31

At A Glance

Allow 2 hours
Adult: $9
Youth: $5
Child 5-Under: Free
Holidays at the Eisenhower's
Nov. 29-Dec. 31
Wheelchair accessible on farm and first floor only.
Video tour of second floor available on request.
Indoor & Outdoor site - May be impacted by weather. Bring water, sun protection, insect repellent.
Only accessible via Shuttle Bus, Starting/Ending at the Museum & Visitor Center (MAP)
No on-site parking. Free parking at the Museum & Visitor Center.

Hours:

March 31 - October 26:
First shuttle: 9:30 a.m.
Last shuttle: 3:30 p.m.

October 27 - December 23:
Shuttles 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Thurs. - Sun.​

December 26 - 31:
Shuttles 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

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

National Park Service website

Historic Sites

Rupp House History Center

The 1863 home of the John Rupp family, the Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

A free-to-visit museum, the Rupp House History Center encourages families to explore, touch and learn through interactive displays and exhibits.

Gettysburg Soldiers' 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

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

Meet living historians as they provide insight and authentic accounts of experiences on the farm during the battle. No additional charge for admission with purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket. 

David Wills House

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™

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.

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