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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7108
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 choice when you have limited time

We wanted to see the home of the 1st president both of us remember, and loved the step back to the 50's and 60's of our childhood. You must do this from the visitor's center, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
grandeb
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New Jersey

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the home of the 1st president both of us remember, and loved the step back to the 50's and 60's of our childhood. You must do this from the visitor's center, but a good bit of it is self guided so you can pick your pace.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to visit and President's home as it provides insights into the man- this was no exception. Tour started at Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center via a shuttle bus of 7 minutes to the home. Price was $7.50 pp. Tour bus leaves every 30 or 60 minutes depending on time of year. We took 3:00pm tour and took return shuttle at... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing The Eisenhower home and farm was a step back in time. This was the home Mamie and Ike bought for themselves. The home has been left just as it was when Mamie passed away. It is still a working farm. You get a great sense of what their life was like at this time, their personalities, and way of... More 

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Thank nanabeachy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were on an adventure to Gettysburg Battlefield and took the extra side trip ticket to the Eisenhower Home. A very awesome surprise that we hadn't counted on. I can honestly say that we enjoyed this site thoroughly! One of the great Presidents in American history.

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Ashby, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on a HOT (97 degree) day so, in all honesty, we did far less walking than we had intended. We sat in the shade for a presentation on Eisenhower and the cold war U2 situation. Very interesting. The guides were informative and very knowledgable. Enjoyed touring the house, hearing the Eisenhower anecdotes and seeing where this great American... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to buy your tickets at the National Park visitors center, climb aboard the shuttle bus, and head off to the Eisenhower's beautiful home. It's beauty lies in the land in my opinion. There is a gentle breeze rolling in from the nearby hills and you can wander around the property and the farm. The house is modest by... More 

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Central Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is furnished in late 50's style and looks remarkably homey and unpretentious. Well worth visiting. We visited Truman's home last year and the differences were really interesting. Takes about 1 1/2 hours including bus ride (mandatory) each way from visitor center.

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Thank cosmoaction
Troy, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and it was interesting to see how the President lived in Gettysburg. Gives an appreciation of him and Mamie. Highly recommend!

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed touring the Eisenhower home and farm. The Eisenhowers purchased it for their retirement. The home dates back to the 1950's.

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Thank Kay R
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nicely preserved just the way Ike and Mami lived. House was best but it was real peaceful walking the farms. Suggest using phone on the farm walk as it will give you more insight as to what you are seeing. As with any national park the Ranger talks are worth the time to learn more about the site.

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