Visit the Eisenhower Home Decorated for the Holidays
December 3, 2018
The National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site and the Gettysburg Foundation invite visitors to celebrate the holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, Dec. 1-31, 2018.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see recreated decorations based on Mamie Eisenhower’s Christmas décor, as well as Mamie’s Christmas china, the Eisenhower’s specially designed White House Christmas cards and Christmas gift prints of the president's paintings on display at the home. National Park Service interpreters will be on hand to share Eisenhower family recollections of Christmas in Gettysburg.
During December, the Eisenhower’s nativity dioramas that were exhibited at the White House during Eisenhower’s presidency will be on display in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is open Thursday through Monday throughout the month of December. Shuttle buses depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and free for children. Advance reservations are highly recommended for groups. Reservations can be made by calling 877-874-2478.
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, contact the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 717-338-9114 or visit nps.gov/eise. Purchase tickets and make reservations at GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.