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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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After spending hours on the Gettysburg battlefields, this was a nice respite. However, one of the downsides is that you MUST take a bus there...you can’t drive there on your own... read more

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Stow, Ohio
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After spending hours on the Gettysburg battlefields, this was a nice respite. However, one of the downsides is that you MUST take a bus there...you can’t drive there on your own. The positive is that the house is filled with original furniture, decorations, etc., that were there when the Eisenhowers lived there. Worth the $9.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best homes we have ever toured. It is as if the Eisenhowers walked out of the house and left everything just like it was when they lived there. Loved it!

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved it loved it loved it!! Would visit this again and again, loved the history. Like a step back in time.

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Charlotte, United States
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a child when Ike was President. I have also been to the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas. Between the two facilities one will get a good review of this individual and for what he did for America.

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Thank Dwaine H
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eisenhower home is in the Gettysburg Park and you to go by shuttle from visitors center to this site, Great guides on property and on the tour inside the house as well. Mamie Eisenhower's favorite color was pink and this color theme was spread throughout the house. Just loved all the furnishings and the rose garden with mostly pink .

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the personal residence of Ike & Mamie Eisenhower, preserved after her death by the National Park Service. The house, barns and grounds are beautifully kept. A lovely walk and visit during a Gettysburg vacation.

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Missoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to want to go there because you have to go to the battlefield visitor center to get tickets for the bus and it is worth the effort. The farm is very, very similar to the way it was when the Eisenhower's lived here and you get a better understanding of the man, Mamie as well. It is like... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting being here and learning so much about the Eisenhower family. It was a nice tour and the "farm" was outstanding. You could stay all day and just enjoy the scenery. What a bargain they got!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing and you should go here. Don't question it, just reserve a spot on the bus. But for those who demand evidence for my claim, here's some info: This is the actual house of Dwight D. Eisenhower, converted into a museum. This isn't an exhibit on architecture, or a replica of where a famous person lived. This... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 50's-60's period farm reflects the combined personalities of Ike and Mamie. The formal areas of the home seem to be mostly Mamie's taste. Ike's office is incredibly small and modest for a former president and leader of the free world, but then Ike grew up in modest circumstances. His retirement interests were in painting and dairy farming, yet he... More 

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