Eisenhower National Historic Site is happy to share that once again the National Park Service will deck the halls, throw some tinsel on the tree and bring the Eisenhower home alive with the spirit of the Christmas season. From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, Eisenhower home tours will resume for the holiday season.
The Christmas season was a favorite time of year for the Eisenhower’s. Mamie Eisenhower celebrated all holidays, but Christmas was her time to shine with decorations and warm festivities. In this spirit, the staff and volunteers of Eisenhower National Historic Site will once again decorate the Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home for the holidays this December. Decorations will include several original Eisenhower Christmas decorations on display at the farm. The Eisenhower's nativity scenes will be on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Holiday tours of the Eisenhower home are available by reservation and shuttle bus only. Shuttle buses will depart the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Saturdays, shuttles will depart at 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Please Note: No shuttles or house tours will operate Thursday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 25. Only two tours, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 31. To make reservations, purchase tickets by calling 877-874-2478 or visiting GettysburgFoundation.org.
No home tours will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and the grounds of Eisenhower National Historic Site remain open seven days a week, with limited parking on-site. Please be aware that winter weather may impact operations. Check the weather forecast and Eisenhower National Historic Site online and social media channels for updated to conditions before visiting.
Read the National Park Service news release.