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“I Like Ike”

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Ranked #9 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
Reviewed October 25, 2013

After being the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II and President of the United States for 8 years, I can see why Ike and Mamie loved Gettysburg. The location of their farm is peaceful and bucolic. Well worth the visit.

Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This house is a must see. This house is such a comfortable house. Everything has been left as it was when Mamie Eisenhower died. It is nice to see that Ike and Mamie had a very relaxed place to return to after his time as President. I can see why he loved the house so much. It is also interesting to see what he did with the land for research purposes. You take a bus trip on the way out that you pick up at the Gettysburg Visitor Center. They have a nice audio tape to listen to on the way out. On the way back, the driver shows you things that you weren't able to see on the tour. He also points out things of interest in regards to the Military Park. Very nice tour.

1  Thank bamafanpa
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was President Dwight Eisenhower's only home that he bought after he retired from the military, You have to grab a bus from the Gettysburg visitor center and once you arrive at the site, you are stepping back in time. It is a very pleasant and interesting place to spend a couple hours.

Thank Jackandanntraveler
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

With my interests in presidential history, I never knew this site existed. It's interesting to see how former presidents live, and how they are so much like us. The decorations are just how Mamie left them, so this is a look at how historical figures lived.

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you have the time, this is definitely a must. The house is just like it was when Mamie Eisenhower died. Take special note of the fireplace in the living room. The guide told us that when President Grant took residence in the White House, his wife did not like the stone fireplaces (I think there were three) and so had them taken out and replaced them with others. When the Eisenhowers were remodeling the farm home, someone told them one of these fireplaces were under a porch somewhere (I'm not sure of this location). Anyway the Eisenhowers decided the fireplace would work nicely in their home. The location of the other two fireplaces is unknown. I found it sad that President Grant and his wife disiposed of them, but that's life. Also make sure you walk around the back of the house and see the barbecue grill and just imagine Ike entertaining world leaders there. The barn is also interesting to see.

2  Thank Judy B
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