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Eisenhower National Historic Site

250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717 338 9114
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
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Massillon, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to see, but I would not return to this site on the next trip to Gettysburg. Transportation to site is by bus from the visitor center, so you have to stay until a return bus is available. There was not much to do other than tour the home that they lived in and walk around the grounds.

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Jefferson, or
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The only way to visit site is through Gettysburg NMP. This was our third trip to Gettysburg NMP. First one since the new visitor center was opened. The National Park Service has completely commercialized getting to the site with the help of the Gettysburg Foundation. In order to access the site, you must take a bus from Gettysburg NMP. There... More

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Angola, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

History is not always my first choice but my husband loves to visit Presidential library's and homesteads. Eisenhower's Homestead was a perfect addition to our trip to Gettysburg. You can purchase tickets while at the Gettysburg Historical Battlefield. The farm is where President Eisenhower entertained many national guests as well as built up his prize Black Angus herd. The feeling... More

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Smithfield RI
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very much like the fifties style. Not something you would expect as a home of a President and General. House was dirty and smelly.

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Saratoga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Gave us a chance to see President Eisenhower through the home he lived in. Unpretentious house that welcomed world leaders of the times. It shows the human side of the man who led the troops in Europe and led this country as president.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The home and farm of the 34th U.S. President is a fascinating look at the last home of Mamie and Ike. The residence speaks to American middle class dwellings in the 1950's and the farm equipment and buildings are a fascinating look at what our nations agricultural practices were at that time. A must see destination for your visit to... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Really nice experience. I enjoyed learning about Eisenhower and getting to see a more intimate side of him. The displays were really nice, since you got to see a little bit more of Eisenhower's personal side, like his oil paintings. I also liked the fact that you got a guided introduction, but the rest was self-guided with a volunteer on... More

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virginia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
60 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our plan for the trip to Gettysburg was to hire our own personal guide to drive us and explain the Battle of Gettysburg and to also take the tour of the Eisenhower Farm. The last time we were in Gettysburg Ike and Mamie were living in the house so there were no tours. We admire them for finding and cherishing... More

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Enjoyed the stories told about the family....loved the house & the gardens...definitely worth the time to visit

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Northern CA
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband recently finished a book about Ike, so this had to be included on our trip to Gettysburg. The bus ride from the visitor's center was easy to do, and informational movies played on the way over. The farm setting was lovely, and the guided tour through the comfortable house was quite interesting. Then you're free to walk the... More

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