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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 Side Trip into a 1950's Time Capsule

Honestly, I have to admit I did not know much about President Eisenhower before this tour. We loaded the bus at the Gettysburg National Museum and were met at the grounds by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Honestly, I have to admit I did not know much about President Eisenhower before this tour. We loaded the bus at the Gettysburg National Museum and were met at the grounds by a knowledgeable guide who told us much about the Eisenhowers, the house, and the area. The house was a step back in time to the 1950's or 60's... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love the tour, the grounds, the homeiness of their first home, first real home with roots. Despite Mamie's wealthy and socially upward family line, this place DOES feel like a home. To see their things, where they sat, ate, dined, entertained is fascinating. Learning about Ike's passion for cattle, golf and that he used this place to entertain Pandit... More 

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Charlestown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were looking a fill a little extra time that we had and decided to check out the Eisenhower home and farm. I'm so glad we checked it out although wish we had allowed a little more time. The house was truly a walk through several time periods and the beautiful walk up to the barn was relaxed and fun... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A great national park in tribute to one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. September is always a great time to visit with the WWII encampment they host.

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Wilmington, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm old enough to remember President Eisenhower. The house is modest compared to the luxury presidents who followed him live/lived in. I was surprised at how "homey" the home was. The grounds are beautiful; his golf green was smaller than I expected. We happened to be there on WWII weekend and tents were erected all over the grounds. Enactors were... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is by far my favorite site in Gettysburg. Part of the tour is guided and then you are on your own. You get to go through the Presidents home and wonder the huge property at your own pace. Beautiful and breathtaking views.

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los angeles ca
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

once you arrive at the site you have as much time as you need to explore very helpful quides nice gift shop still a working ranch

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Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
53 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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