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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7108
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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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Eisenhower tour

great way to spend a couple of hours. beautiful farm.self guided tour.the volunteers are very helpful.

Reviewed 4 days ago
charlesgmiller59
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Boone, North Carolina

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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great way to spend a couple of hours. beautiful farm.self guided tour.the volunteers are very helpful.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to visit the farm which seems to be a time capsule from when Ike lived there. I didn't know he raised cattle and took pride in winning ribbons. One thing though you have to purchase tickets at the Gettysburg Battle Visitors Center and take a bus from that location to the farm since that is the only... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty Eisenhower farm house. It was a very good relaxing afternoon. Love to see the house, car, farm etc.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I toured the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The homestead was beautifully maintained. I was expecting something palatial, but the rooms themselves, except for the formal parlor, were small and homey, a nice place to visit. There were lots of memorabilia regarding General Eisenhower's military experience, but seeing the modest house... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience from start to finish. The bus from the visitor center was a nice ride explaining some back ground in the way. The 1st tour guide was great & very knowledgeable of the grounds. The tour guide inside the main house was great. He did a great job explaining about the contents of the main house.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has always been very interesting to visit the homes of former presidents, as it helps create a clearer picture of who they were as people. Eisenhower's home is no exception. His was not a flashy lifestyle, and his home reflects the interests and pleasures of a military/political family during the the middle 20th century. Although children may find it... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Gettysburg several times because it is a little over two hours away from my home. My parents took me here several times when I was younger and I have visited three times this past year because I am really interested in the Civil War. I realized I have never been to President Eisenhower's home. I decided... More 

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Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful tour this is! Lessons in history, sociology, politics, military history, farming, diplomacy and government all in one place! You can walk right into the Eisenhower's home and feel like they will be standing just around the corner. We enjoyed every moment!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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