The Eisenhower National Historic Site was once the farmhouse of Dwight D. Eisenhower who, unlike many Presidents, owes his rise to the presidency more to his accomplishments than to family wealth.
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The Eisenhower National Historic Site was once the farmhouse of "Ike" and
Mamie Eisenhower and is located on the edge of Gettysburg battlefield.
Eisenhower attended the U.S. Military Academy, perhaps in part because his family couldn't afford to send him to college. He steadily rose in rank, and in 1943 he was named Supreme Allied Commander for the cross-Channel invasion. His wartime success made him a favorite of the American people, who elected him President in 1952. Anticipating retirement, the Eisenhowers had purchased a small Pennsylvania dairy farm two years earlier. Nearly ten years later, Eisenhower finally retired after serving the country for 50 years.
A tour through "Ike" (a nickname from childhood) and Mamie Eisenhower's farmhouse on the edge of
In 1967, Ike and Mamie gave their home to the
Eisenhower National Historic Site Information
Address: 250 Eisenhower Drive
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Telephone: 717/338-9114 ext. 10
Hours of Operation: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Admission: Adults $6; Ages 13 - 16 $4.50; Ages 6 - 12 $3.50
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