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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison, TX 75021
Phone Number: 19034658908
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site...

Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.

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Little known Texas Historic site

The Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site is an interesting stop in far North Texas. For those of us born in the early 50's, he was our "first President". The visitors center has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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Denison, Texas
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is a beautiful area of Lake Texoma. The sites are maintained and hiking is a plus. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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Thank Vickie M
San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Little piece of history in a small town. Just like you would expect an old house to look like. Everyone was very nice. Fun trip.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site is an interesting stop in far North Texas. For those of us born in the early 50's, he was our "first President". The visitors center has two room of interesting exhibits covering Eisenhower's exceptional military career and Presidency, as well as his early life. Although his family only lived in Denison for about 3 years,... More 

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Thank texasrepublichistory
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Discovering the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park was a lovely surprise. You have the option of walking the area by yourself except you need to have a tour guide to see the inside of his childhood home. The tour guide was lovely and informative. The fee is only $4 per person for the guided tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to ask for a guide ... the tour of the home is worth it. Ours was very knowledgeable and thorough. Pleasant way to spend and hour or so learning about history.

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Thank Tee J
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There is not much to see or do at this site location which is just a short distance from downtown Denison. There is a gate at the entrance with a sign showing a charge to get into the grounds. The actual house was not open however there is an office at the entrance that has some memorabilia in it. You... More 

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The tour was very informative. Definitely a great place to take children so that they can learn about America's great past and see an excellent example of the ability for them to grow up to be anything that they want to be.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is a pretty small area with the house, information center, and some small monuments. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour was about 1 hour and 30 mins. If you would like to learn about Eisenhower and some history, I greatly suggest it.

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Hampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Kind of odd little place that you didn't know was there. Informative. Even though President Eisenhower didn't live in the area very long, the area is very proud he was born there.

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Thank Mrs K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

For those who love history or if you want to get out stretch your legs on a drive passing through this is a nice place for a quick stop. Beautiful property.

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