Eisenhower home is now open for tours Thursdays through Mondays, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Regular shuttles operate on days the Eisenhower home is open for tours. Shuttles depart the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center each hour beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the last shuttle at 3:30 p.m. The last returning shuttle departs the historic site at approximately 5 p.m.
No home tours or shuttle service are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The grounds remain open for self-guided tours with limited public parking available on-site on these days.
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 property including its gardens, teahouse, skeet range, putting green and Angus cattle barns.
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 historica property that served as a retreat, diplomatic getaway and the Eisenhower's home in retirement.
A home for Ike and Mamie.