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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
Phone Number: +1 903-465-8908
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site...

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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Nice Afternoon Stop!

We stopped on our first day in Denison area. We did not opt to take the tour of the house itself, but walked grounds and went through the museum. Learned facts we did not know... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Cml394evr
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East Amherst, New York
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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Maxine was wealth of knowledge and such a delight. Suggest you pay the small price of the tour of the house. Furniture is from that period but not original as Eisenhower was a young child when we left this area. The video they show in the museum is well worth the watch, and enjoyed the small museum.

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Thank Gloria S
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have wanted to see this historical park for several years and were pleasantly surprised. The guided tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about General Eisenhower's rough early years and the difficult times that his family endured.

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Thank tommy92643
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Truly a great experience right in our back yard. It was humbling to watch the video and explore the area around the historic home and feel like you were transported back a few decades. If you ever want to get out of DFW and explore true American history, this is a great place to start.

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Canton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Eisenhower birthplace this morning. The grounds were very manicured and pretty. The bronze statue was gorgeous and was molded in France. Our guide was Marion. She was very polite and knowledgeable about David & Ida's life in Texas. The home is decorated with 1890's era furniture & Marion was clear that the Einsenhowers did... More 

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1 Thank Donna B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

One has to give kudos to the Texas State Historical Society! Who knew before stopping in Denison, TX, and stumbling on to a sign that former President Eisenhower was born in Denison. His family rented this "railroad" house, didn't own even the furniture in it, and moved when Ike was four months old! There is another little old house which... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A small plain white house is a fitting memorial of the birth and early years of General Eisenhower. His generation is just about all gone but I grew up watching black and white newsreels about WW2 and this collection of memorabilia and buildings is a continuation of those black and white images. I wouldn't drive a long distance to see... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped on our first day in Denison area. We did not opt to take the tour of the house itself, but walked grounds and went through the museum. Learned facts we did not know about the life & times of Eisenhower--WWII & his presidency. Worth the stop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was a great visit, made even better by the very energetic and passionate blond docent. President Eisenhower only lived here about a year, but the history of the family is interesting to hear.

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Fort Worth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Eisenhower only lived here 18 months, so there are no items in the museum from his family. It is more of a period museum. The Visitor Center does have a small exhibit and a 7-minute video for free. We were a group of 9 and were there about 20 minutes before the next tour. Our group was a little miffed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I opted to take the tour of the home where Eisenhower was born (cost = $4. You cannot get into the house unless you take the tour). Maxine was my tour guide and was super knowledgeable and very friendly. It is nice to have someone who is very passionate about their work and subject matter, and she definitely is. The... More 

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