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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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San Francisco, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Having visited a lot of Presidents homes, it is really refreshing to come across one with so much original furniture and fittings. It is a great shame that some things like the guest rooms and contents of the garage are only visible through the windows (?)

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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This tour is such a personal look at the life of the presidential family that you feel like their guest! The site and home are meticulously restored and so realistically depict the unpretentious life of Ike and Mamie. An essential part of the Gettysburg National Park with shuttle access only.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent value for a tour and time spent on the grounds of President Eisenhower's private home. The National Park service members were very friendly.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's not the most important place to go in Gettysburg, but we finally made time to visit this site during our most recent visit and we found it quite interesting. If you don't like nostalgia and going through farm buildings and a home decorated during the 50's you may not be so enthused, but we really enjoyed the opportunity to... More

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