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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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President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then...

President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.

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Good for history buffs

Lots of good history and information. The stories of each room is Wonderful. Overshadowed by the battlefield but is definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Axel F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of good history and information. The stories of each room is Wonderful. Overshadowed by the battlefield but is definitely worth a stop.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Park Guides presented great educational talks about the Eisenhower family and the property. I especially enjoyed a presentation on the Secret Service details at the farm. The house tour was delightful - the kitchen items displayed brought back many memories of my grandparents. I enjoyed touring the grounds,gardens and the presentations.

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Thank Carol W
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved when we visited their home over the holidays. Well worth the price and time. Loved walking around the house and grounds. We try and visit every year so much to see and do

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Thank James k
Monroe, New Jersey
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So impressive....the Eisenhowers live in this home, as it was the only house they ever owned. It was a true farm and the park ranger who took us around, was excellent. The furniture was original and you could see some of Ike's paintings. Didn't know that Mamie loved pink so much. Very impressed with the history and how beautiful the... More 

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Thank Deemer5
Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating opportunity to see where Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie maintained a country home from about 1950 to 1969 (Ike) and 1979 (Mamie). There were two friendly, knowledgeable Park Service ranges who helped us get a very good feel for what it was like for the Eisenhowers and how they enjoyed what I think was their only real... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my teenage son and nephew to see this last year and they loved the place (as well as me!)! The national park service guides were excellent!!. It is like stepping back in time to the 1960's walking through the house. I would have loved to have been there to see the activity going on when Ike lived there.A... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is just lovely. We loved that the house was quite modest and that Ike and Mamie loved entertaining in the casual "den' rather than the formal living room. There is a film in the visitors center and some exhibits to see before viewing the actual home. You can see both is an hour and a half, but if... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the retirement home of Ike and Mamie Eisenhower, a working cattle farm where he practiced soil conservation and entertained international dignitaries while President. This is a fascinating look at how a 5 star General lived and relaxed in a place he created and preferred to Camp David. Modest by today's standards even with skeet shooting range and putting... More 

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Selma, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was Eisenhower's get away home during his presidency and his permanent home after his presidency. The home is a time capsule because it is just as it was when they were staying here. The only way to see it is by purchasing a ticket at the visitors center and riding the bus from there to the house. It... More 

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Oneonta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At this site, after an initial interesting tour, visitors are able to view the house, outbuildings, and grounds at leisure. This was fantastic for me, as I like to really absorb a place at a slow pace and in relative quiet. I re-entered the house later with my son and we explored on our own. The Junior Ranger program was... More 

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