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Eisenhower National Historic Site

250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717 338 9114
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Historic Sites
Description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
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Traverse City, Michigan
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239 reviews 239 reviews
47 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While the Eisenhower NHS is an interesting two-hour diversion, it offers little to get excited about. The context of the Eisenhower years in office is given short shrift, and, other than a few introductory comments outside and inside the house by park rangers, you're pretty much left on your own.

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Livonia, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Get a close up look at retirement life for Ike and Mamie, catch the bus at the visitor and plan about an hour to tour the house and grounds.

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Torrington, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Many people don't realize that Ike retired to his Gettysburg house. Don't miss this place. The tour that we were on was small, so it felt more accessible. No pictures aloud, so don't plan on it.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The tickets are about $8 that you purchase at the Gettysburg Visitors Center and take a narrated bus over and back. You will be greeted by an informative NPS Ranger and given some historical background then led into the house to be met by a well-informed docent who takes you through a portion of the first floor. The remainder of... More

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Mesa, Arizona, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

While at the Gettysburg Visitors' Center catch the bus over to Eisenhower's farm for a brief visit. See memorabilia, their retirement home decorated in typical 1950's style, the Secret Service shack, and walk the farmland. Well worth if you remember when Ike was president.

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Guilford, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very interesting, especially for us baby boomers who will remember Eisenhower as President. The only thing I would change is ask at the Visitors Center desk if I could stay beyond the scheduled departure time and take the next bus. We didn't have time to go to the barn OR see much of the little gift shop/museum/film....

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Kernersville NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

How did President Eisenhower live? You will see how "normal" their only home was and you will be transported to your 60s childhood when you see the decor. It is interesting as a president's house that isn't colonial. You need to buy a ticket at the VC for Gettysburg and ride over on a shuttle bus.

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Great River, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Went to Gettysburg for the Military Park. Found out about this at visitors center. Separate trip and bus ride but worth it. It was Eisenhower's retirement home. Well preserved and some interesting tidbits. Nice break from Civil War history...

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Aston, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very interesting tour, enjoyed learning more about this era. Look for the guest book at the house! :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Gettysburg has so much history to offer and it would be a shame to miss out on the Eisenhower Farm. My boyfriend and I visited in the off-season, so we weren't crowded with a bunch of other people while visiting. To get to the farm, you have to go to the Gettysburg Visitor Center where you can buy tickets and... More

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