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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
+1 903-465-8908
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There's not a lot to see here but the building itself is original, visiting the grounds is free and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
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Oakley, California
Love seeing a little bit of history

Nicely restored bit of history. No charge to walk around the site and visit this historical site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ski-Dave-Ski
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Oakley, California
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (13 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
“short film” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
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+1 903-465-8908
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"guided tour"
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"short film"
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"early years"
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"his life"
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"birthday celebration"
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"wonderful tour"
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"history buff"
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"allied forces"
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"boyhood home"
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"highly recommend the tour"
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"young child"
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"come alive"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not a lot to see here but the building itself is original, visiting the grounds is free and the museum office has an interesting display. We decided not to bother with house tour as none of the furnishings are related to the Eisenhower family.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely restored bit of history. No charge to walk around the site and visit this historical site. Worth the time to visit.

Thank Ski-Dave-Ski
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor's center and walking around the grounds and seeing the outside of the house are free. There is a small fee to take a docent-lead tour. I would highly recommend the tour. Our docent was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Although President Eisenhower's boyhood home...More

Thank R L B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see the house—is free. If you want a guided tour, small fee. The museum office has a good display of his accomplishments and a short video. Since the Eisenhower’s only rented the house none of the furnishings belonged to the family.

Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Eisenhower Birthplace was nice, but Siri/GPS definitely made us work for it! We were first led to a fence where we could see the house, then to an empty field that seemed to be behind it. When we finally found the entrance, it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to learn about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. As others have mentioned, although the site is fairly small it's packed with information. Maxine was our guide and she is a treasure trove of knowledge, she helped the exhibit come alive as...More

Thank randymY7548HF
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Although little Dwight David Eisenhower spent only the first 18 months of his life in this house, the adjacent visitors' center covers his career fairly thoroughly. His parents' mean circumstances will be familiar to those of us who grew up hearing stories of the poverty...More

Thank Ginger R
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were driving a new route from NW Arkansas back home to Texas when a point-of-interest sign reminded us that Eisenhower's Birthplace was coming up in Denison TX. We've been to several Presidential Libraries and related sites, so we gave this one a try. WELL...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We came here for a quick visit on our way to Palestine, TX from Fayeteville, AR. What a worthwhile investment. As we took the tour, we received valuable information about our thirty-fourth president's origins and the city his birthplace rests in. Our tour guide, Maxine,...More

1  Thank Em G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We had an excellent visit to this hidden gem. Our guide, Maxine, was a wealth of information. She made this site come alive with wonderful stories about the birthplace, the history of the town as well as how this important place was restored to what...More

Thank jamesconner51
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cdfhall
23 June 2018|
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Response from Ginger R | Reviewed this property |
absolutely! a short film is shown, he would likely find some of the photographs interesting and eisenhower was the youngest of three boys who lived in the house you can tour.
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carolpeetski
9 February 2018|
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
Hello! Guide animals are welcome on the grounds and in buildings. Behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds as long as the owner cleans-up after them.
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