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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 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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Upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

While not the most interesting of presidential historic sites, it was a neat window into the life of a more modern president. Eisenhower's house is not what one would consider spectacular -- In fact, it is quite average. The draw of this home is to see that one of the most powerful men in history was no less human than... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tour was interesting and made that much more so by the volunteer guides / docents. Interesting area adjacent to the battlefield and in a serene setting. The house tour (included in the basic and reasonable cost) was much more complete than most other historic buildings we have toured, especially US Presidents' homes. Toured the entire house; both floors with narrative... More

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Mount Forest, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent to go and see. We learnt a lot of history here. Worth going to visit when at Gettysburg. We have been there twice and each time we learn something new.

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Westtown, New York
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit here. It had been one of the places on our list of must sees while in Gettysburg. It was almost humbling being inside the home of such a great man and former president, and see just how almost common this home was. Beautiful!

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Media, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Although I am more interested in Civil War era history, this was worth visiting. The grounds were beautiful, and the staff had a lot of interesting historical information to share. The home is very well-preserved. I learned a lot about Ike, and this site has peaked my interest to learn more. There was also an interesting presentation about WWII weapons... More

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Atco, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Get your tickets at the Gettysburg National Military Park Welcome Center. For $7.50 you take a shuttle bus out to the farm. The guides are knowledgeable and the tour through the house and grounds were very interesting. It take about 1 1/2 hours and is a different flavor for your Gettysburg experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was the best surprise. I enjoyed learning about Ike and Maime, and I would certainly go back given the opportunity. A must-do!

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

was a wonderful experience and the guides were very informative and knowledgeable,this is a must see place for any history buff or person interested in wold war 2 history, this man changed the course of history, but was a down to earth guy in a beautiful farm with the Gettysburg battle ground in his back yard. i would recommend it... More

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South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I are both old enough to remember President Eisenhower so our visit to his last home was a visit to our past as well. All the rooms in the house are furnished as they were - you self tour through the house with a guidebook after a couple of park ranger overviews. Seeing the old fashioned phones... More

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Keuka Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Ike's home and farm. Knowledgeable USPS rangers and volunteers made this a worthwhile activity while in Gettysburg. We do not always hear much about President Eisenhower. This self guided tour helped bring him to life. Ranger John Joyce gave an excellent presentation on US troops preparing for D-Day.

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