Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight is open to the public exclusively at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
The exhibit opened in spring 2021 and is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
The Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight provides visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center an introduction to General and President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg farm—the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The spotlight explores the history of Eisenhower’s life as a Soldier, General, President and Citizen, as well as a nod to Eisenhower’s leadership. The Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight features historic information and photos, several artifacts and a panel including a historic photo background of Eisenhower on the Gettysburg battlefield that provides visitors a unique photo opportunity.
After experiencing the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, visitors are encouraged to go prepared to tour the grounds of the Eisenhower National Historic Site, which provides guests with an intimate look at the farm and home life of President Dwight and First Lady 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 currently offers visitors a self-guided tour of the grounds including its gardens, teahouse, skeet range, putting green and barns. Visitors are invited to drive directly to the historic site with on-site parking available.
ABOUT PRITZKER MILITARY FOUNDATION AND PRITZKER MILITARY MUSEUM & LIBRARY
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy. The Museum & Library is open to the public and features an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. From its founding in 2003, it is a center where citizens and soldiers come together to learn about military history and the role of the military in a democracy. The Museum & Library is a non-partisan, non-government information center supported by its members and sponsors.