This was our second visit to a Presidential museum and the 4 hours we spent there barely touched on this great mans life. I found it amusing to learn that he could have run for president in 1952 for either party and won because he was that much loved by the american public.
Wear comfortable shoes because the museum is extensive and covers two floors. There is an elevator near the stairs for easy access to either floor. Since Eisenhower was a military man, a good portion of the museum is dedicated to his military life and accomplishments.
The chapel where he and mamie are buried was quite Spartan - I guess I thought it would be more special.
The boyhood home was interesting. You are only allowed to see the ground floor of the home but it does give you an insight into hardships that they endured and how the family came together to over come them. He and his siblings were from the wrong side of the tracks and could not enter through the front doors peoples homes in Abilene and yet they all became very prominent and successful individuals.
The grounds a very pretty and would be great for a Fall stroll. The library building is not open to the general public. It is only used for research, meetings, etc.
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