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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison, TX 75021
Phone Number: 903-465-8908
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Description: The birthplace of the nation's 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower.

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Nice attraction

Very small attraction, but worth it if you're in the area. President Eisenhower was born here, but his family moved when he was only about 1 or 2, I believe, so he didn't live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very small attraction, but worth it if you're in the area. President Eisenhower was born here, but his family moved when he was only about 1 or 2, I believe, so he didn't live here long. The house has been restored - it was interesting, but not many original pieces for display. The tour was still very interesting. We enjoyed.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wonderful place to see! Ike did not stay long in Denison but his birthplace is tastefully preserved and beautiful. His family were "salt of the earth" people. Worked hard and raised an honorable son. Go visit this dear place.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you have an hour or so and you are near Denison, I would encourage a short stop at the Eisenhower Birthplace, The staff there are very friendly and knowledgeable. It is a nice way to learn a little about the life of President Eisenhower. You can walk to the house for free, but the $4 for the tour is... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We absolutely loved visiting President Eisenhower's Birthplace! We never dreamed we'd get so much out of it. The docent was awesome and we would highly suggest you take the tour! She took us through the house and around the grounds. In the visitor's building, they have a short but very interesting film then you can peruse the rest of the... More 

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longview, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This was an interesting stop on our trip to Eisenhower State Park. The short movie and pictures are informative and interesting. We did not pay for the guided tour, but we did peek in the windows of the house. I learned a lot here and I was entertained for about an hour.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The future West Point grad, commander of allied forces and president of the United States was born in 1890 in this 1300 square foot wood frame house. No running water, no electricity, no indoor plumbing. It sat right next to the railroad tracks, which was convenient because father Eisenhower worked for the railroad. It's not quite a backwoods Honest Abe-type... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I visited the Eisenhower Birthplace Historical Park on October 11th and observed part of Eisenhower's Birthday celebration. There were handsome and polite young men dressed in World War II military uniforms as well as well-preserved WWII vehicles and weapons. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed visiting it immensely. We would highly recommend a quick... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Begin in the visitor center with a film and collection of photos and memorabilia. Walk across the street to the white frame house his parents were renting when he was born. Enjoyed the visit.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It seems to be a little know fact that Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Dennison TX, most just think of him as a Kansas guy. A little museum with lots of historical facts. The house can be toured but keep in mind while it's furnished similar to the way it would have been when the Eisenhower's lived there, it's... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Grounds were beautiful for picnic lunch. Signage was well done and exhibits nicely displayed. House tour was interesting. Fun and educational.

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