Eisenhower National Historic Site
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive, Gettysburg, PA, USA
www.nps.gov/eise - 717-338-9114
Eisenhower National Historic Site Gettysburg Reviews
All about Ike May 28, 2010
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the former Gettysburg farm of Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower ("Ike") was the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). General Eisenhower had been the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II and oversaw the planning of D-Day.
Eisenhower purchased the farm in Pennsylvania in 1950. He had liked the Gettysburg area when he commanded a tank warfare training operation there during World War I. During his presidency, he met with many world leaders in the seculsion of his farm. After his term of office, he retired to the farm.
Vistors to the farm today can see the Eisenhower's house as it was in the 1960s and learn about Eisenhower's political and military career. A visit begins with a tour of the house. I found the house a fascinating time capsule of the 1960s. Despite the many gifts from world leaders on display, like a Persian carpet from the Shah, the Eisenhowers lived very much like a 1960s couple. (They liked to watch TV while eating TV dinners. You can see their vintage remote control.) There is also a barn with a gararge, the Secret Service annex, and a small biographcial display to see. (The gararge has the Presidential Chrysler limousine and Ike's famous golf carts.) Visitors can also explore the grounds.
Admission is $7.50. Tickets are purchased at the Gettyburg Military Park Visitor Center. Shuttle buses take you from the visitor center to the farm.
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