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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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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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For history buffs, no visit is complete in Gettysburg unless you go to the home of the Eisenhowers. My husband and I had the opportunity to share with one of the docents that my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For history buffs, no visit is complete in Gettysburg unless you go to the home of the Eisenhowers. My husband and I had the opportunity to share with one of the docents that my mother-in-law visited there with her parents as a child under the previous owners. It was wonderful to visit.

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Thank Sue N
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home itself was very "plain" for a former Presidential retreat, which made for an interesting visit. It was hard for me to imagine Eisenhower entertaining Heads of State at this residence, but I guess that's why he earned the expression "I Like Ike." Unassuming and relaxing is how I would describe this place. The National Park Service does an... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Before my trip to Gettysburg, I never knew that President Eisenhower retired here after his service to our country. It is well worth a visit and it is something that you can complete easily in half a day. But if you are big Eisenhower fan, try to give it an entire day.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Well it certainly was off season but it did allowed for a lot of personal interaction with the park service tour guides. Almost everything in the house was literally what the former president and his wife used while living there. It is a fantastic walk back in time to the 50's and early 60's. Quite a different world from current... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This was so different from what I would expect from a retired President. Totally unpretentious. Lovely cars in the garage!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Nice visit especially if you have time after visiting Gettysburg National Military Park. We went with our grandson. We arrived at 11 am and were informed that first tour was not until 2pm. Lots of waiting around for a 7 year old. Would not suggest this for same day you do the national park. If you want a perspective of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

What I, as a woman particulary loved was being able to see this generation (the Eisenhowers) from my mothers perspective. In the way the table was set, the specific items on the dining table, type of lamps and bedspread all reminded me that my mom must have emulated this "style" Dwight was a man not phased by style...he just wanted... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were roadschooling through Pennsylvania and didn't have time to devote to Gettysburg battlefields on this trip. After chatting with the nice Rangers at the Visitor Center, we decided to take a Ranger-led tour of the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Of course, don't forget your Junior Ranger materials before you leave the Visitor Center if you have children (they keep... More 

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Just one complaint about the Eisenhower: the signup process is a bear. You have to signup at the Visitor Center and then board a shuttle from there to go to the site. No cars are allowed at the site, so you can't just drive up and walk in. Also, guided tours are only available for some of the tours, so... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

A true representation of the home life of President Eisenhower at the only home he ever owned. Very down to earth, comfortable place.

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