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“From little acorns...”

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Ranked #8 of 109 things to do in Gettysburg
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Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
Reviewed 31 August 2014

From such a modest beginning came more than one remarkable man. A US President and WWII European commanding general, two university presidents, and upstanding citizens.

The Eisenhower Historic Site is situated within the Eisenhower Library and Museum complex. It basically is the family home, where the redoubtable Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhower raised six sons in a remarkably small house. The docents give a thorough tour and answer all questions. Truly charming.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

First of all, you can't drive or walk in this site. You must purchase tickets at the Gettysburg Visitors Center and take the tour bus to visit. The Gettysburg "address" of a second American President was his farm, which he and Mamie purchased after he "retired" from the U.S. Army as a five-star general. Stationed in Gettysburg, early in his career, he liked the area and was happy to get this large farm. Locals thought he was "taken." It was, and continues to be a working farm raising champion bulls, etc. A tour of the house was wonderful, with his personally painted art, interesting furniture, and of course, the two rooms used while he was President as a vacation White House. The "red phone" is there and more. Excellent tour, which yo can guide yourself on once the guide has shown you into the living room. The bus runs one way on the hour and the other way on the half hour, so plan for at least an hour for this or in hour-long blocks afterward..

Thank Mikpar
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is a must see for any history buff. The home has most of the original furnishings and it truly is a step back in time to the 1950's and 60's. Our tour guide was very knowledge and it made for a fun, informative tour. Also enjoyed the self guided portion of the trip, there is a lot to take in.

Thank jaidynsyaya
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Take the time to visit the only home of our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Surrounded by the battlefields of Gettysburg, come learn what brought Ike to settle here. The story of the house is very interesting and some of the beams and wood, from a 1740 cabin, were part of Ike's den. The grounds are beautiful. Ike raised prized Black Angus cattle here and all of the outbuildings still stand for your viewing.

Total time spent here usually ranges from 1.5 to 2 plus hours.

Worth the trip!!

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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

This is so worth the shuttle ticket to go to. This was the only house that the Eisenhower's ever owned. And it's still a working farm. The guide takes you into the house, gives you a little history and then you are free to explore the rest of the house on your own. You are also free to explore all of the grounds and are only limited on time to the closing time. The bus or shuttle leaves on the half hour. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Pete S
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