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Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Address: 250 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7108
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Duck Creek Village, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must buy a ticket at the Visitor's Center and take a bus to get to this site. If you buy a ticket online it is not made clear that you still have to go pick up a paper ticket at the Visitors' Center Will Call desk when you get there. The online receipt is not accepted as a bus... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour, run by the NPS, is a good tour. The house is set in in the 1950's / 1960's when Ike was President and then retired. Interesting tour.

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Mahomet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you appreciate Presidential history and mid-century modern, then you will like this tour. We could have spent more time there (touring the out buildings of the farm) but had the battlefield still to do. If you have two days to spend at Gettysburg then make Eisenhower Site a priority. Children would enjoy this tour because families can mostly go... More 

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our bus driver was full of information as we rode from the Gettysburg Visitor Center to the Eisenhower Farm and helped to set the scene. The house is much as it would have been when the Eisenhowers lived there--and with the exception of the Front Room where all the gifts are on display, much like other homes from the 50's,... More 

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Central Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to come here for over twenty years and have finally made the trip. You must access the home from the Battlefield Visitor Center and catch the shuttle to the home. There are 4 parking lots at the Visitor’s Center, and they need them since the place is almost always packed. Even it you have to park... More 

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Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to purchase tickets in advance - if possible - for the shuttle bus which is the only way to get there. Buses run every hour from the visitors center and there are buses to take you back every hour. You get two guided talks, one outdoor and one inside the house. You can walk around the grounds and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first fall vacation and we have found that this time of the year has less traffic, which means the wait times & crowds are minimal. We enjoy visiting president's homes & libraries and this one did not disappoint. We always enjoy the "interesting facts". One in particular was the Mrs. Eisenhower made everyone sign the guest book... More 

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