Tour Ike and Mamie's Gettysburg Farm

A photo of a large white house partially screened by trees. In the foreground is a golf putting green with a red flagged white pole.
The Eisenhower house and Ike's putting green.

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Tour the Eisenhower home

Free tours of the Eisenhower home will run Friday, May 27 through Monday, October 10. These tours will occur Thursday through Monday, and will begin hourly 10 am to 4 pm. Tours will meet in front of the Eisenhower home. These tours are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Regular shuttle service will be available on days the Eisenhower home is open for tours. Shuttles will depart the Museum and Visitor Center once an hour starting at 9:30 am, with the last shuttle at 3:30 pm.

Shuttle Bus Fee
$9 for adults
$5 for youth
To purchase shuttle tickets or for group reservations, contact the Gettysburg Foundation ticket office at 877-874-2478 or by visiting their website.

No home tours or shuttle service will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The grounds will remain open on those days sunrise to sunset with limited public parking available on-site.

Tour the Eisenhower Farm

No visit to Eisenhower National Historic Site is complete without seeing the grounds of the Eisenhower's beloved Gettysburg farm. Visitors can explore the following features most days:

  • Built in 1887, the Eisenhower bank barn gives visitors a chance to explore Ike's agricultural interests.
  • Visitors can step inside an old cinderblock milk house which Secret Service agents used as an office space during Eisenhower's presidential and retirement years.
  • On days when staffing allows, the doors for the Eisenhower garage will be opened to give visitors a closer look at the original vehicles Ike and Mamie used in Gettysburg. Included in the collection is a 1955 Crown Imperial limousine used by the President and First Lady.
  • Walk to the neighboring property of W. Alton Jones, which General Eisenhower used for his prized black angus show herd. These farm fields and buildings are part of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and just a short walk from the Eisenhower home.
  • Take in the beautiful views of south-central Pennsylvania which the Eisenhowers loved so dearly.
  • Download the NPS app and follow along with guided walking tours. You can learn more about the app here.

Guided Ranger Programs

Join a park ranger for a free guided program or tour exploring the Eisenhowers and their legacy in Gettysburg. More information can be found here.

Be a Junior Ranger


Kids ages 6-12 are invited to work on the Junior Ranger activity booklet. Those completing the booklet will receive a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. For a copy of the book, visitors may email us or stop at the Ranger information desk in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

 
 
 

Visit the Google Arts and Culture webpage for Eisenhower National Historic Site to visit virtually through a 3D tour of the site. Almost 200 artifacts are also included on the page to explore.

 

Last updated: May 24, 2022

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