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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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I like Ike !

We had the 4pm tour which was only 1 hour vs. the 1.5 hour norm. But that was plenty of time. To see the house they lived in was very interesting. Small by today's terms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sarasota, Florida

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the 4pm tour which was only 1 hour vs. the 1.5 hour norm. But that was plenty of time. To see the house they lived in was very interesting. Small by today's terms.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great presentations were given by the National Park rangers. The visit exceeded my expectations mainly because of the very informative and friendly park rangers.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another place you have to visit when in Gettysburg. The park rangers that receive you at this place are wonderful. They know their history and they make it fun and interesting.

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're interested in presidential history, stopping at the Eisenhower's retirement home is a must. So much attention is given to presidents when they're in office, but few times do we see what they did after they left office. Eisenhower, a study of the Civil War, moved right next to the battlefield. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step back in time to a 1950s home your own grandmother may have lived in. Ike and Mamie, after 37 years in public service bought this place to retire, when duty as NATO CIC and President called him back. The view must have played an important part in their decision. After an initial rundown by a ranger and a docent,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get to the Farm only by bus-purchase tickets in the Battlefield Visitor Center. Short ride with recorded info on the way. This is the first home the Eisenhowers ever bought and it clearly was loved. 95% original furnishings and mementos, you can just "see" them in the rooms with family and distinguished guests. Ranger Liz did a nice job... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worthwhile visiting and hearing the background stories from the park rangers. I remember Ike as a military hero and president during my teenage years; a simpler time by comparison to now. The visit can be easily completed from the bus dropoff time until the next pickup (approx. 75 minutes).

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the area this is a must - a sneak peak into the lives of our former president. Great stories.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great stop while in Gettysburg to see how the Eisenhower family lived and well worth the time to visit!!! You won't be disappointed!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Gettysburg battlefield many times having grown up near there. But the Eisenhower farm was not opened until 1980, shortly after I moved away, and I had never visited before. Usually when I am back in town, I take friends and family to the battlefield (two union ancestors fought in the battle). So the battlefield is,... More 

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