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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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Very interesting, but not a place for young children. My children were not feeling it. Great staff on site to answer questions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
David B

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting, but not a place for young children. My children were not feeling it. Great staff on site to answer questions.

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Thank David B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful, comfortable home. No wonder Ike chose this place to retire. How wonderful that his son and grandchildren chose to leave it for people to enjoy. Ike was a very country guy, even though he had held many high offices and traveled the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Keep in mind, this is coming from a history nerd, and someone that has read Eisenhower's official biography (by Stephen Ambrose of Band of Brothers fame), but I loved this place. Nothing has changed from when Ike and Mamie lived here. The rug from the Shah of Iran, the fireplace hearth/mantle that came from the White House, the cigar box... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One steps back to the 1950s the moment you get off the bus from the Gettyburg Museum and Visitors Center. Our greeting was cut short by a severe thunder and lightning storm that had us trapped in the barn for 15 minutes. The friendly staff from the National Parks Service took their time explaining what you are seeing. Unfortunately, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was 6 when Ike was elected and I have often said he was the first president I actually remember. His farm is a very well preserved bit of history and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Eisenhower presidency. A nice half day activity.

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Akron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this trip to the Eisenhower House and being able to walk where a President and great General once walked and enjoyed. The guides gave good information and there was even things to do with the kids. A good side trip to take while in Gettysburg.

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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so much fun walking the grounds that a president and his family occupied. Listening to the guides explaining how they chose that piece of property and what happened there was very interesting.

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Thank Tammy E
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed are trip to this beautiful home. My husband and I really love tours that have historical value. You can walk around the grounds on your own. Must take the tour bus to get there.

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Grafton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only get here through the National Park bus. The guides are very informative and you can spend as much time as you want. We enjoyed walking the grounds and the views are fantastic!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone comes to Gettysburg for the Civil War battlefield but this is an excellent attraction that should not be missed. Well preserved, beautiful views of the mountains, even has Ike's car and golf cart.

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