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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
+1 903-465-8908
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Great stop to end our day!

After driving 400 miles we checked in to our hotel and snuck away to visit the nearby Eisenhower... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TD B
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Worth a stop

There's not a lot to see here but the building itself is original, visiting the grounds is free and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Michael K
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Oakley, California
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.
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“visitor center” (14 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
“short film” (6 reviews)
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609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving 400 miles we checked in to our hotel and snuck away to visit the nearby Eisenhower birthplace in Denison, TX. This is a hidden gem worth the visit. We rolled up to the visitor center just minutes before the final afternoon tour, but...More

Thank TD B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's not a lot to see here but the building itself is original, visiting the grounds is free and the museum office has an interesting display. We decided not to bother with house tour as none of the furnishings are related to the Eisenhower family.

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Nicely restored bit of history. No charge to walk around the site and visit this historical site. Worth the time to visit.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The visitor's center and walking around the grounds and seeing the outside of the house are free. There is a small fee to take a docent-lead tour. I would highly recommend the tour. Our docent was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Although President Eisenhower's boyhood home...More

Thank R L B
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

To see the house—is free. If you want a guided tour, small fee. The museum office has a good display of his accomplishments and a short video. Since the Eisenhower’s only rented the house none of the furnishings belonged to the family.

Thank Liz S
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

The Eisenhower Birthplace was nice, but Siri/GPS definitely made us work for it! We were first led to a fence where we could see the house, then to an empty field that seemed to be behind it. When we finally found the entrance, it was...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A wonderful place to learn about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. As others have mentioned, although the site is fairly small it's packed with information. Maxine was our guide and she is a treasure trove of knowledge, she helped the exhibit come alive as...More

Thank randymY7548HF
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Although little Dwight David Eisenhower spent only the first 18 months of his life in this house, the adjacent visitors' center covers his career fairly thoroughly. His parents' mean circumstances will be familiar to those of us who grew up hearing stories of the poverty...More

Thank Ginger R
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were driving a new route from NW Arkansas back home to Texas when a point-of-interest sign reminded us that Eisenhower's Birthplace was coming up in Denison TX. We've been to several Presidential Libraries and related sites, so we gave this one a try. WELL...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We came here for a quick visit on our way to Palestine, TX from Fayeteville, AR. What a worthwhile investment. As we took the tour, we received valuable information about our thirty-fourth president's origins and the city his birthplace rests in. Our tour guide, Maxine,...More

1  Thank Em G
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cdfhall
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Ginger R | Reviewed this property |
absolutely! a short film is shown, he would likely find some of the photographs interesting and eisenhower was the youngest of three boys who lived in the house you can tour.
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carolpeetski
February 9, 2018|
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
Hello! Guide animals are welcome on the grounds and in buildings. Behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds as long as the owner cleans-up after them.
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