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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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Great insight into the Eisenhowers and Ike's Presidency

Really pretty farm makes a great break from all the battle information - especially if the weather is nice. I learned a lot about the Eisenhowers and everything that happened... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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West Chester, PA
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West Chester, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Really pretty farm makes a great break from all the battle information - especially if the weather is nice. I learned a lot about the Eisenhowers and everything that happened during his presidency. There is a cell phone audio tour (free) that I found to be very interesting and informative

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Anytime you can visit a Presidential home, you must! I was surprised at how small it was in relative terms, but it was beautiful and secluded. His contribution to our military can not be lost to the time he served as President. Salute Sir!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the Eisenhower farm. The tour of the farmhouse was informative and it was interesting to see how Ike and Maime spent their retirement years. It was nice that there was a section of the tour with a guide and the rest of the time we could walk around and explore on... More 

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CT
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51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I would have loved to have been an Eisenhower grandchild and lived there all summer. The house is very simple, but lovely and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. The park rangers are very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We walked over to the farming area and saw a ton of black angus cows and calves. Allow for a little over an... More 

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New York, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit - another side of the man who spent his career "taking care" of America - his activities after the presidency presented well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The only way to visit this site is by purchasing a ticket at the battlefield visitor center or on-line (which is what we did). There are NO direction signs to the location of the Eisenhower Farm so it is not possible to stumble on it. A very good tour is provided by the park rangers and you have a long... More 

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Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The house is just as Ike and Mamie left it, and gives you a real feeling for their life. Clearly they were down to earth people unlike many politicians. They even had party line phones! The docents are knowledgeable and the film is worth seeing. Gift shop a bit tacky but otherwise great. It's a NPS property but privately administered... More 

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I really loved My visit here what a beautiful home my kids did the program they have there earn their little badge lots of info on the Eisenhower's

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A visit to the Eisenhower farm is like step back into the 60's and 70's way of life. The house is preserved with all original furnishings and decorating that Mamie did at the time. While Kids may not like the tour of the house, they certainly would like to see the farm portion and take part in the Junior ranger... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I know there is a lot to see in Gettysburg but take the time. You buy tickets and take the bus from the visitors center. Interesting to see a glimpse into America's past

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