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Eisenhower National Historic Site

Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717 338 9114
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.

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Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Eisenhower house seems like a really great place under normal circumstances. But it just so happened they were doing a major paint and renovation job during our visit and most rooms were either empty or over-cluttered with the furniture from all the other empty rooms. We were left with guides telling us what the rooms should look like. And... More 

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We recently took a tour of the Eisenhower Farm while it was decorated for Christmas. It was a very nice, enjoyable and informative visit. I would highly recommend it. You have to take a shuttle to the farm from the Gettysburg Visitor’s Center. Get you tickets at the Visitor’s Center and take the 10 minute ride to the farm. We... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My 5 year old granddaughter and I visited the Eisenhower Farm today (just the home due to the chilly temperature) with friends from church. We were taken to the farm by shuttle (required) and were greeted by a very knowledgeable guide. The grounds of the farm are absolutely beautiful, very simple and humble. There aren't any elaborate gardens or landscaping,... More 

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NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited the Eisenhower Farm on 12/1/14. The Christmas tree was up in the house and gave it a festive feel. The furniture, pictures and artifacts in each room allow a glimpse into the life of Ike and Mamie. Personal items like Mamie's cigarette box, Ike's desk and books are on display along with priceless gifts received from heads of... More 

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Algonquin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

On a quaint hill looking over the still battlefields of Gettysburg is this lovely farm which Dwight and Mamie lived after he retired for the first time from the Army and then again after they retired from the White house. They raised cattle as it was a working farm to bring in income. Later after they both pasted it was... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was astounded at how humble the home of former President Eisenhower was. It says volumes about this man and what and how he prioritized himself. A very humble man, his bedroom was not as large as my closet. Very 50's, of course, but there is not a single aspect of post war modernism in this setting. Eisenhower was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There were only three of us for the tour, so the guide gave us a detailed tour of the house. Couldn't have been a better tour!! He told us stories and details about the Eisenhower family.

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

just a great experience-i enjoy taking pictures, great pictures from the high view-love love love-very scenic i could see so much from the tower

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Helena, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was excited to see this house. I grew up in Fremont, OH home to president Hayes. This was going to be the second president home I have ever visited. It's a very quant home. I learned a lot about Eisenhower. They have a tour guy give you background on the house before you go in. Once in the house... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is worth going to as an adjunct to Gettysburg but probably not for a one off visit. The house is fully furnished but a little Spartan and the guides commentary very limited and uninspiring.....as opposed to say Monticello, where it is on another level as far as professionalism.My favourite element was in the small area where one left, which... More 

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