Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg

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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  • I have been to Gettysburg many times, but finally took the time to visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site. This is definitely worth a couple hours of your time to visit on a guided tour. The hous...  more »
  • My daughters and I all went to the Eisenhower home and we had a lovely time. It was a beautiful day and the guides were very polite and answered all our questions. I recommend going you wont be disapp...  more »
  • The only thing that stopped me from giving this a five star review is that you have to pay to get there, even if you have a National Parks Pass. You must take their bus, but the bus costs $9 a person....  more »
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  • Great way to spend a few hours in Gettysburg. The shuttle bus was clean and comfortable with a friendly driver. Our tour guides were both very knowledgeable about all aspects of the property and fun facts about the sites history.
  • I really enjoyed this tour - but for the non traditional reasons. The history and significance of the location is intriguing and engaging. But I was having (personal) flashbacks to my grandmother's home while touring this house. I couldn't shake the sense of familiarity and all of the triggering memories it raised. The old basin sinks, the cozy rooms, the neat and tidy arrangements. I was fascinated and enthralled. The grounds are lovely and you could stroll for hours around the property.
  • Truly one of the best National Park units there is! This property, which belonged to US President Eisenhower, is absolutely stunning, filled both with historical items and culture of one of America's Presidents. Upon arriving (must pay upwards of $9 per person to take a bus from Gettysburg Visitor Center due to no parking on the premises) you'll be given a brief talk about this history and nature of this specific park. After entering the house, a knowledgable individual will talk about the significance of what artifacts lie within the room (see pictures for what that entails). After that talk, visitors are set free to walk around the massive property (minus one star because visitors only have an hour and a half to tour the entire complex, otherwise they have to wait a few more hours for the next bus to arrive). The property is, like I said, massive! It's full of beautiful buildings and farming equipment, enough to keep almost anyone entertained and intrigued their entire time at the park. Overall, this is a definite must-visit!
  • I'm glad we decided to take a tour of this house. You have to buy your tickets at the historical center. They are time stamped and you take a bus to see the property. They do guided tours of the house and they give you quite a bit of history. After you see the house, walk around the property and look at everything. We enjoyed our visit to the Eisenhower house. The staff was friendly.
  • Very friendly staff and the place is kept up well. I highly recommend taking the tour (half is guided and half is self-guided.) This a great stop for tourists!
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