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Eisenhower National Historic Site
Ranked #14 of 109 things to do in Gettysburg
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Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

it was nice to have a bus to take out to the Eisenhower farm it is worth the money to get the ticket at the vistor center for the bus I ended learning aolt about him and the why that he lived

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A very well organized tour of the president Eisenhower's private "digs". Educational and very enjoyable. Well worth the visit.


Thank LindafromPlainview
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a very well thought out and timed tour. I liked that the bus ride to the farm was part of the tour in that it gave you a summary of Eisenhower's career before you arrived at the farm. The self guided tour of the house was also good. The grounds are very nice. I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who visits Gettysburg.

Thank avrilh03
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Eisenhower was the last great President, and this house/farm exemplifies the relaxed man he was, with examples of his paintings, intimate photos, and possessions, a brief but informative film of his career in the Army and politics. You have to get a ticket and shuttle bus from the main NPS Gettysburg Visitor Centre, but the bus driver has some interesting comments to make; then a park ranger welcomes you to the Farm , and another to the House. Then you are free to tour on own which is very good. The President had a prize winning herd of angus and how he cared for them is well explained in the second farm and barn. We liked the limos, and secret service office. A really worthwhile place to take children. A President who had no soldiers killed on his watch; fought no wars; and balanced the budget with full employment. Why has no successor achieved these fine accomplishments? A great man.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

How far we've come in creature comforts since the Eisenhower's renovated and added to this old farmhouse in 1952. It's a great introduction to the man and his time to tour the house and look around the grounds; and a good deal at $7.50 including the bus ride and some interesting talk from the bus driver. The staff is very knowledgable and willing to talk. Some people will never get past the image of Ike as an old fuddy duddy playing golf. He was one of the great organizers and commanders, but in a quiet way for public consumption. We visited on a sunny Sept. weekday, there was no big crowd so we had time to look and talk. The only caveat is that 3 of the 4 folks in our family group have trouble standing long periods and the inside of the house obviously, has no seating for tourists. It is a historical site after all. If your faced with discomfort standing for long periods talk to the folks at the visitor center before you get the tickets. Wheel chair access is first floor only.

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