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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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The Best Civil War Battlefield Museum in the USA

An avid Civil War buff, I have been to all major Civil War battlefields several times each, and to most secondary ones as well as smaller local sites. Some of the Civil War... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Juan Islands, Washington

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An avid Civil War buff, I have been to all major Civil War battlefields several times each, and to most secondary ones as well as smaller local sites. Some of the Civil War Battlefield National Parks have museums or attempts at them such as Manassas, Shiloh, Appomatox Court House, Fredericksburg, and Atlanta. Most southern battlefields such as Chickamauga or Chattanooga... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Eisenhower National Historic Site is a treasure. Not only does it bring into focus the world of Ike, but also demonstrates the simple tastes of the family. This is a must see attraction for any visit to Gettysburg.

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Bergen County, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent experience, from purchase of ticket to shuttle ride, to pre-tour talk, to in-house tour, availability of rangers for questions, self-guided walk through home at your own pace (loved this!) so you can study every nook and cranny for as long as you desired. But after that, time is short to view Eisenhower's vehicles, barn, and movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

While you're in Gettysburg, visit Eisenhowers' Farm. Take the shuttle over from the museum and you can visit the peaceful setting where Ike and Mamie lived out their final years. With cattle, garden, and the presidential limousine in the barn garage, you can see and experience his Gettysburg Farm through Ike's eyes. We spent about 1.5 hrs on the tour... More 

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Orlando, Fl, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The tour is a visit of Eisenhower's farm and homestead in Gettysburg. You see a house, a farm and a garage with some vintage cars. Not very interesting.

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Long Island,NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went here last year Sept 2014. It was a very nice place to visit the site where a former president lived and worked. Very neat.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I'm glad we visited the Eisenhower Historic Site but I didn't think that it was outstanding. Having said that, as long as you're visiting Gettysburg we felt we should see the estate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went and I loved it. It may not be for everybody, but for those of us who appreciate either Eisenhower or the 50's and 60's this is the place to visit. I loved the fact that it wasn't a particularly grand house, but a nice modest home were Eisenhower spent his remaining years. The decor is totally from the... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The location was rather scenic spot. But the house was just while interesting, you are pretty much on your own. We enjoyed the initial introduction to the house gave us a better idea on what the Eisenhower's where like. However the guide in the barn area was a talked a tad too much.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visiting retirement homes/farms of the presidents has become one of my favorite vacation stops. This one did not disappoint! It was a lovely tour and the setting was breath taking. I can see why the Eisenhower's chose to retire here. It is a beautiful farm. The only problem we had was our tour guide, Rebecca, was so quiet we could... More 

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