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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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English first
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was a young child when Eisenhower was president and going through his Gettysburg home brought back so many childhood memories. The fifties style furniture and appliances just reminded me of a simpler time. The National Park Ranger met our bus from the Visitor's Center and gave us a brief introduction to the property and some interesting facts about the... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time to get the once a day Secret Service Lecture/Tour, where the Park Ranger talked about the various triumphs that the Secret Service had to accomplish to protect Ike. It was a fun experience and I will definitely go back some day.

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Richmond, VA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I had planned on spending the day at Gettysburg and then found out President Eisenhower had a house there too. It was a very nice tour and the Park Rangers told us a lot about the Eisenhower's that I didn't know. Very educational and you could stroll around the house and the grounds at your own pace and stay as... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is just another home occupied by a President. In my estimation, it is really nothing special. Around the area there are better places to spend your time.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had no idea that Ike and Mamie had a farm here. This tour is truly a nice surprise and gives a visitor first-hand knowledge of this President and his wife. The house tour is quite good and the self-guided tour of the grounds is delightful. This is a beautiful setting right next door to the thought-provoking Gettysburg Battlefield. I... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you are a history buff, you must visit the Eisenhower Farm. It was an honor to walk through Mamie's parlor, hear about the innovative agricultural innovations at the farm, see the President's "Red phone" and witness the events of the site that brought our President back from the brink of death following his heart attack. (which isn't taught in... More

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Forked River NJ
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56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a special place..... the Eisenhower's were down to earth people. Their home is lovely. The guided tour is wonderful and well worth the small fee. Walk the grounds and go out to the barn. Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours here. It's a beautiful piece of property. (Directly adjacent to the Civil War battlefields.)

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Catskill, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A quick bus ride from the visitor's center right to the house. The grounds are beautiful. I was surprised to see the cattle that can trace roots to Eisenhower's stock. Didn't know Mamie was a 'pink' person!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I felt like I stepped back into the 1950s. So well preserved. The rangers really know the subject matter. It was amazing to see his home - unpretentious - gave me a new understanding of this historic couple.

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Acton, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

well worth the money you have to take bus out because no cars are allowed guide greets you gives you a little information and tour of house then you are on your own what a farm for its day

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