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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison, TX 75021-4821
Phone Number:
+1 903-465-8908
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site...

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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I like Ike...

We love seeing these places. The visitor center was very well done with a nice 7 minute movie on Ike! The gentleman working was friendly & answered any and all questions. Lovely... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
susan W
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Frisco, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2017

A must for all folks. if you live in North Texas take a time to visit this place. If you have a Harley motorcycle it is a good riding as that is how I found this place while I was exploring North Texas on my motorcycle.

Thank RajFromFrisco
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

I appreciated the honesty prior to purchasing tour tickets. Yes Ike was born in the house but nothing is original to the family or house. We found looking in the windows was sufficient. The museum offered a quick video that gave an overview. The displays were Informative. I did appreciate the insights into his personality. We also learned about the... More 

Thank Sharon M
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

We love seeing these places. The visitor center was very well done with a nice 7 minute movie on Ike! The gentleman working was friendly & answered any and all questions. Lovely job on the home. Wish the gardens were in bloom.

Thank susan W
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Denison is a cute little railroad town looking to reinvent its self as an arts and festival town. The birthplace historical attraction is a lovely slice of the full package. The property is lovely. Care was put into the restoration. The grounds are well kept and makes for a pretty background for photos. They were closed when we went by,... More 

Thank Festivalgoddess
Forney, Texas
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474 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice park with a lots of historical information about "Ike". Be prepared to do some walking.

Thank Oldguitarmike
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The Eisenhower Birthplace site is a bit difficult to get to, but worth the visit. It is a large campus with plenty of room for kids to run around. You can enjoy the site without paying the surprisingly small $4.00 admission fee. If you do take the tour, the guide is informative and articulate.

1 Thank Janet H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

In Denison visiting friends, we had breakfast at CJ's and then toured Eisenhower's Birthplace. Maxine is the perfect tour guide. Her love and passion for Denison, President Eisenhower, and history is contagious. The master gardeners do a great job with the grounds---perfectly manicured!! We were so surprised to see blooming flowers. This place is a must stop for everyone, all... More 

1 Thank Patsy W
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

There is a visitor's center where you can read lots of information about Eisenhower and watch a short video on his life. While you could stop there at no cost, it doesn't make sense not to take the short walk and tour the house. For $4 for adults and $3 for children from 6-18. We were given a brief tour... More 

2 Thank Sharon T
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Had the chance to visit the birthhouse of President Eisenhower in Denison, TX. Ike was President when I was born so I've always considered him "my President". Very interesting location with helpful guides. I highly reccomend a visit.

1 Thank Kenny Joe And H... S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon, around 2:00 PM. A small group of about 6 people were listening to a tour guide in front of the house. We joined them. When the guide opened the house, he told my wife she would have to wait half an hour for the next tour before she could see the inside. We... More 

Thank Bob M

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