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Eisenhower National Historic Site

250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717 338 9114
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Ranked #12 of 36 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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New Paltz, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a good site for getting a little insight to Ike's personality. The human side of great people is often missed. My favorite bit of trivia is a presidential plate purchased at a tourist shack by Maime. I could just picture them laughing at it. Also loved the pictures of Ike grilling, fishing, and golfing. He met many world... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited this home about 27 years ago but learned so much more on this visit than I remembered. This was the President and Mamie's only home. It is pretty simple and comfortable looking. Many foreign dignitaries visited during and after the presidential years. Ike became a prize winning shower of angus cattle when he finally retired from the public.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a great place to look back at our history and the times of a unique President. See the putting green and Guest House. The Rangers are very informative and provide wonderful tours. The rest of the farm is great also

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a lovely farm where Mamie and Dwight retired. Lovely home and you can wander on your own after an introduction by a tour guide. Easy access with the bus from the visitor's center.

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Davenport
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34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lets you in the life of one of our country's greatest president. The formal room of all the gifts they received is museum quality while the balance of the house feels homey and comfy.

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Top Contributor
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went last weekend with the Cub Scouts. Generally the visit went very well. We got to hear about the U-2 spy plane incident when Ike was president. This presentation is apparently a sometimes thing. The house was preserved as it was and the bus ride is because Eisenhower wanted to farm preserved - so no parking lots could be put... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful setting, beautiful farm...didnt hold my interest as other historical houses have. On our return bus drive, we saw a lovely picturesque scene of a group of deer in the fields... my child was thrilled until the bus driver explained that deer are eliminated on the Gettysburg Military Park to prevent the deer from eating tree bark. SERIOUSLY???!!! It absolutely... More

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The only way to tour the Eisenhower National Historic Site is to take the tour out of the Gettysburg Tour Center and it is well worth it. The house is beautiful and the grounds are lovely. I learned so much about Ike Eisenhower as well as his wife. Even if you're not a big fan of Eisenhower, make the trip... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As an Eisenhower admirer I have always enjoyed visiting this site, the only home the army officer and president ever owned. It reveals a lot about his character--several downstairs rooms are formal and elegant as you'd expect of a former President, but upstairs his bedroom, and Mamie's, are just normal, including Ike's bookcase of well read western paperbacks. I found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You can see the how well kept the house it. Mimi made that house a home and she wanted kept that. Now so may years later it looks like she just stepped out to go for a walk. Wish their was more information giving other that the from door.

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