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Eisenhower National Historical Park

Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the home and farm of President Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. The 690 acre site includes four farms, three of which were used by President Eisenhower for his show herd of Black Angus cattle. A visit to the site begins with a 15 minute orientation tour of the grounds and farm operation. Visitors can then tour the home with its original furnishings, the grounds including the garage which still houses the Eisenhowers' jeep, golf carts, and station wagon, the skeet range and the farm. A multi-media exhibit including a 10-minute video, celebrates Eisenhower’s military career, military leadership in WWII and popular presidency; and the exuberant, trend-setting First Lady Mamie.

Open:

The Eisenhower Historic Site is open daily: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The site is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.

Tour Information:
Ranger guided walks are offered along with a narrated tour of the farm and grounds by cell phone. Children (ages 7-12) can become Junior Secret Service Agents. Due to a lack of on-site parking and space limitations in the Eisenhower home, visits can only be made by a shuttle bus leaving from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Call the site or visit the website for shuttle times.
Phone:
717-338-9114 ext. 10
Website:
http://www.nps.gov/eise
Directions to:
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    Inside the Historic Gettysburg Train Station 35 Carlisle Street.
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    717-334-6274 or 800-337-5015
    Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm http://www.destinationgettysburg.com
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