Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves the farm of General and 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Adjacent to the Gettysburg battlefield, the farm served the president and first lady as a weekend retreat and as a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a respite from Washington, DC, and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

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Have you had the opportunity to experience Eisenhower National Historic Site? Our video offers up a sampling of what to expect during a visit to President Eisenhower's Gettysburg home and farm, from the elegant living room adorned with gifts of state, to the presidential putting green, to acres of Pennsylvania cropland, barns, and Angus-grazed pasture.

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Decorated for the Holidays!

Explore the farm and home of our 34th president. House tours resume in December for the Holiday season. Click here for times and dates.

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Education Programs at Eisenhower NHS

Eisenhower NHS offers numerous in person and virtual educational programs for students, grades 4-12.

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Photos & Multimedia

You can visit the park anytime from anywhere! We have virtual tours that include 3D views and video tours.

National Guard troops enforcing desegregation at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957.

President Eisenhower and Civil Rights

Explore President Eisenhower's role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s

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80th Anniversary of Operation Torch

A special commemorative video marking the 80th anniversary of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa in November 1942.

A black and white image showing General Eisenhower walking in winter clothing in Korea

The Korean War

70 years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower sought to bring the Korean War to a close. Explore this story further here.

Last updated: November 23, 2022

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