Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg

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Eisenhower National Historic Site is the former home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As you drive toward the house, notice the 50 spruce trees that line the road to represent the 50 states. Inside, you'll see furniture and decor that was present when the Eisenhowers still lived here, as well as artifacts that honor the president's legacy. A successful cattle operation is managed on the farmland, and a tour of the working ranch is included in the admission price. A shuttle bus from the nearby Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center is included in your admission fee. To visit Eisenhower National Historic Site and get the most from your holiday in Gettysburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gettysburg trip planning website .
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  • This is located just outside Gettysburg. You cannot visit on your own, you need to pay and take a bus from the Gettysburg Museum Visitors Center. The buses leave about every half hour, and pick up abo...  more »
  • A wonderful learning experience! Take your time, don’t hurry. There is so much to see and learn. The view of the country side is amazing. Take a lunch and enjoy the surroundings.  more »
  • Visiting the Eisenhouer farm is like taking a step back in time. It seems as though everything is just how Ike and Mamie left it. This is my most favorite place to visit when we come to Gettysburg. Th...  more »
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  • It was pretty neat to see the home of a former president. It shows that they are people too, but their job is to protect and lead our country. Also, I thought it was cool to sit on the lawn ;)
  • It is well worth the $9.00 for this tour. It gives you a great view of General Esinhower and Mamie.
  • A very nice historical site something to go see if you haven't been there.
  • Love the site, just hate having to be tied down to the bus schedule. Could spend hours here exploring the grounds and the farm. Most people overlook the park because they're all into the gettysburg experience, but they're forgetting that history was shaped in gettysburg not just by the civil war, but by the man who lived and governed here nearly 100 years later.
  • Fascinating, it was frozen in time... worth a visit if you are interested in history

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