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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 717-338-9114
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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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Very Homey

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edythe S
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Edythe S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Silver Spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this! We bought our tickets for this at the Visitor's Center. Since this is the low season, they only had two tours: 10 and 2. We did the 10am tour and bought our tickets the day before. A bus takes you from Lot 2and the whole experience is about 1 hour and 45 minutes to two hours. You arrive... More 

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Duck Creek Village, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Park service were very informative. Grounds were left as it was when occupied by the Eisenhowers-their furniture, furnishings. So neat to see how they lived and how down to earth they were. Would have lived to have known them.

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A wonderful well preserved piece of history. The family home and barn was pretty modest. Felt like I just jumped out of a time machine into the 1950's.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We've been visitors to Gettysburg several time; but each time we see something new. This time is was the Eisenhower National Historic Site. This was the home of Dwight and Mamie when he completed his presidency. They worked on it for years but loved being there. You need to purchase tickets at the Visitor Center and go by shuttle. You... More 

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