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Eisenhower National Historic Site
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Eisenhower led the Allies to victory in World War II as an army general and then the country through the Cold War. After all the traveling around the world that General Eisenhower did, he chose... Read More
Eisenhower led the Allies to victory in World War II as an army general and then the country through the Cold War. After all the traveling around the world that General Eisenhower did, he chose Gettysburg to be his retirement home. The 230-acre Gettysburg farm served as the Eisenhower's weekend retreat during his Presidency and his retirement home thereafter. The President hosted many important world leaders in this informal setting, where he practiced his one-to-one diplomacy. Many of the home's original furnishings and the family's personal things remain and include several of the President's own paintings. It provides a unique and intimate glimpse into the life of a popular president and five star general. Self-guided walks and house tours are available.
- Daily 9am-4pm
- Adult $6.50; Child (6-12) $4
- Historic Sites: "The only way to get to the home is through the Visitor Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where you must purchase shuttle bus tickets to the farm."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: The home is a beautiful retreat and a living museum; you feel like the Eisenhowers are still there.