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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717 338 9114
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Description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House...
President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
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Very interesting. We enjoyed the house which was the same as when the Eisenhower's lived there. We learned a lot about the President and his family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ponder, Texas
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Ponder, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. We enjoyed the house which was the same as when the Eisenhower's lived there. We learned a lot about the President and his family.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love walking through old homes and listening to the stories about them. You can get tickets for this tour at the Visitor's Center...only $6.50. A bus takes you to the Eisenhower farm (a bus every 30 minutes). You meet with a guide outside of the house for an introduction and a second guide in the livingroom for some house... More 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The story of this home for the president and Mamie is very interesting. Everything is kept as it was during their residence here. We commented that it was like going into our parent's home. The kitchen utensils, the TV in the sun porch and many other things were as we remembered them in our or our grandparents' home. but, it... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the trip. You take the shuttle from the visitor center and, on the shuttle, the driver tells you a bit about the Eisenhowers and the house. The shuttle drops you off then a guide gives you a brief introduction to and history of the property. Then, they guide you into the house where another guide gives... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Been there, done that. Don;t need to do it again. Just a plain 1950's home with a beautiful farm. But not up the standards of other presidential home or library that I have been in.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. The house and furnishings are as they were when the Eisenhowers lived there. The furnishings are 98% original. We felt as though we were stepping into the past for a visit with Ike and Maime. The docents were knowledgeable and told some great personal stories that made the visit even better.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You have to buy tickets to the Eisenhower historic site and have to take a shuttle to the site. This is a good idea because it keeps the crowds down making it much easier to see everything. A guide meets you at shuttle and takes you through the house. It was very interesting to hear the history. President Eisenhower had... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was not sure of this but I was glad I did the tour. It is worth the money. The tour bus driver and the tour guide at the house were both very good. I did learn some very interesting facts.

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful part of Gettysburg experience. Takes about 2 hours. Get a great feel about IKE. After visiting here you understand why he was popular. There was nothing overwhelming about this other than I felt it captured his essence. I would highly recommend

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Beverly hills, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Over the years when traveling around the country I try to visit any of our former President's homes or museums. I forgot that President Eisenhower had a home here and when I saw he did it was a must stop. One must take a bus from the visitors center to the farm and along the way a tape is played... More 

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Additional Information about Eisenhower National Historic Site

Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717 338 9114
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg

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