• Photo of the Eisenhower Farm. Courtesy of Stan Cohen.


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Education Field Trip Programs

Park Ranger conducting education program.


Eisenhower National Historic Site offers a variety of education field trip programs for grades 4 to 12. Reservations may be made by phone: 717-338-9114 Ext 4411, faxing/mailing the Student Education Program Registration Form, or e-mail us. Programs are 11/2 to 3 hours in length and are typically scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., but we can usually accommodate your specific scheduling needs. All fees are waived for classes attending any of the programs. Education field trip programs are limited to a class size of 30 or less. However, larger groups can be accommodated in a Standard Visit.

The Molding of a Leader
A character education program focusing on Eisenhower's leadership ability as Supreme Commander and President. Grades 4 and 5. more...

Agricultural Science and Environmental Education
Programs on Soil, Water, Wildlife, and Forestry offering students the opportunity to learn about the environment through real science in the field. Grades 5 to 12.more...

Eisenhower, A Five Star American
Students learn how Eisenhower's leadership skills developed during his early years and then see those skills in action as they take part in a presidential press conference. Grades 5 to 8. more...

Conflict - The Eisenhower Years
Students plan the visit of Prime Minister Nehru of India to the President's farm during the Cold War. Classroom lesson plans on conflict resolution prepare students for the site visit. Grades 7 to 12. more...

Thaw in the Cold War:
Eisenhower and Khrushchev at Gettysburg
For classes working on the A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan - Thaw in the Cold War, we can enhance your visit to the site with a curriculum based tour. more...


Did You Know?

West Point cadet Eisenhower (far left) on guard duty

General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have been a sailor if born a year later. He applied to the Naval Academy in 1911, but did not meet the age requirements – he was too old. He was accepted to his second choice, the US Military Academy at West Point.