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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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This is the farm where the President lived in retirement. It looks just like something out of I Love Lucy and is well worth the hour or so it takes to walk through. I didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Urbana, Maryland
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Urbana, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is the farm where the President lived in retirement. It looks just like something out of I Love Lucy and is well worth the hour or so it takes to walk through. I didn't know Ike was so cool. He really was.

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New Albany, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting piece of history. Might not be enjoyable for the kids though since their are no 'hands on' exhibits. Wish his car collection was more visible, had to look through windows into garage that was not well lit. Glad we went this time but probably won't go back if we visit Gettysburg again. If you are deciding between this and... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing home and property. Beautifully decorated just like when they lived there. The property is well maintained.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place as so much is original. One room has a LOT of Ike & Mamie's gifts during the time they were in the White House. Very peaceful setting. One suggestion would be the bus driver who transports people from the visitors center to the Farm should or could give an introduction and information wile travelling there. Not... More 

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Covington, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The farm is a beautiful space next to a battlefield! The story of Mamie and Ike's personal life and how it was reflected in their home was interesting. Tickets for the bus to the farm are bought at the battlefield site. You can not drive directly to the farm.

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Nice to see history up close. The stories and explanations were very well done. The Activities were cancelled on the day I visited. Check before you go or you might be disappointed.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour touring the house and the museum this morning and it was very interesting and worth the time and money. Loved seeing the house and the surrounding property is breathtaking. There was a bit of a glitch with the shuttle service that was handled beautifully for us. We were trying to squeeze this tour in before our... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What an incredibly beautiful farm and homestead! We loved taking a step back in time to rediscover the Eisenhower era, desires and see how they lived. It's a great tour that is basically self guided except fo the first two stops. You will learn alot about the Presdient and his wife. See the black angus cows still raised on his... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed this visit. They shuttle you from the Gettysburg Natl Park Visitor Center over to the farm. Mrs. Eisenhower did not want a lot of cars parked out there and I don't blame her. The farm is quite gorgeous with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Moutains. President Eisenhower was extremely proud of his prize... More 

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We bought tickets to the Gettysburg museum, cyclorama and the Eisenhower House at the same time. The bus to the Eisenhower House leaves from the Gettysburg museum and leaves you there for a while. The house is as it was when Dwight and Mamie lived there with all of their things displayed. There is a separate little house on the... More 

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