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  President Dwight D. Eisenhower's home-Rear View
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      President Dwight D. Eisenhower's home-Rear View
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      Front View of President Eisenhower's Home
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The countryside surrounding Gettysburg was once filled with farms. It's slowly being 'suburbanized', but the farm where the Eisenhowers once lived is an isolated pocket of rural beauty!

This is the only home of General and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was used as a retreat when he was President and he retired here when his term ended. A guided house tour takes you through Eisenhower's home where you'll see the actual furnishings on display. While you are here, take a self-guided tour of the farm and gardens. See where he took visiting dignitaries skeet shooting or lectured them on the basics of raising cattle.

If your child is under 12 years of age, he or she can become a Jr. member of the Secret Service, receiving a badge and book of clues to follow.

Many famous people visited the Eisenhowers, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, President Charles De Gaulle, Governor Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill to name a few.

The tour departs from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor's Center. Times vary with the season. The only way to gain entrance to the farm is by purchasing a tour ticket. Prices are $5.50 for adults; $4 for children 13-16 and $3 for children 6-12. A shuttle bus provides transportation to the farm because parking is limited. (Our last visit was in January, 2006 and the charge for two adults and one child was only $11.00--apparently the prices vary according to the season)

Address: 220 Eisenhower Farm Lane
Phone: 717-338-9114
Website: http://www.nps.gov/eise/

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2007
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