ALERT: Due to effects and power outages from Saturday’s storms, the Eisenhower home is closed. Shuttle buses continue operating for visitors to tour the grounds during this time. Learn more. Purchase shuttle tickets.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is closed Sunday-Monday, July 3-4, 2022.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, debris and hazardous trees, Wright and Howe Avenues are closed. All other park roads are open. For updates, visit nps.gov/gett.

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Site

ALERT: Due to effects and power outages from Saturday’s storms, the Eisenhower home is closed. Shuttle buses continue operating for visitors to tour the grounds during this time. Learn morePurchase shuttle tickets.

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.

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 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 historica property that served as a retreat, diplomatic getaway and the Eisenhower's home in retirement.

 

 

Story

A home for Ike and Mamie.

Five-star farm.

Diplomatic destination.

At A Glance

Free home tours Thurs.-Mon. with the purchase of a ticket for the hourly shuttle that departs/returns to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Allow 2 hours
Shuttle tickets required.
Adults $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 Tues. & Wed. with grounds only open sunrise-sunset.
Access to the historic site Thurs.-Mon. is via shuttle from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Hours:

Eisenhower home open for tours Thursdays-Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with shuttles departing the Gettyburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center each hour, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Eisenhower grounds will remain open sunrise-sunset Tuesdays and Wednesdays with limited on-site parking.

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

National Park Service website

Historic Sites

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. 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