Eisenhower National Historic Site

 
Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower stand arm in arm off the rear patio of their Gettysburg home.
Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower stand arm in arm off the rear patio of their Gettysburg home.
 

Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington D.C. and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

Daily schedule
From Monday through Thursday, the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will be open from sunrise to sunset. Visitors may drive to the site (click here for map) and follow signs to a temporary parking lot established during the COVID-19 closure.

Ranger guided walking tours of the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will take place at 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting in front of the Eisenhower home (Friday/Saturday/Sunday schedule coming soon). They will consist of a one-hour, outdoor walking tour of the grounds of the Eisenhower farm. Programs are free of charge and open to the public. The weekday summer programming schedule will run through Labor Day.

No tickets are required at this time. Visitors may drive directly to the site.

Daily schedule
From Monday through Thursday, the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will be open from sunrise to sunset. Visitors may drive to the site (click here for map) and follow signs to a temporary parking lot established during the COVID-19 closure.

Ranger guided walking tours of the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will take place at 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting in front of the Eisenhower home (Friday/Saturday/Sunday schedule coming soon). They will consist of a one-hour, outdoor walking tour of the grounds of the Eisenhower farm. Programs are free of charge and open to the public. The weekday summer programming schedule will run through Labor Day.

Visit the Eisenhower NHS web page to experience 3D tours and virtual tours of the house and grounds.
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site website to learn more about the Eisenhowers and how they used their Gettysburg address to host foreign dignitaries and family and friends in the only home they ever owned.

Last updated: August 9, 2021

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