Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.


Junior Secret Service trainees contact the Agent-in Charge using the Secret Service radio.

Become a Junior Secret Service Agent!

Become a JSS agent by completing the Junior Secret Service Training Manual. Agents are awarded a badge and certificate! The manual is on-line!

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Eisenhower NHS Leadership program

Education Planning Tools

Learn about our ranger field programs, distance learning opportunities, and professional development for Eisenhower NHS and Gettysburg NMP.

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WWII living historian and tank

2015 WWII Weekend

Join us for the 2015 World War II Weekend, September 19 -20. Visit the encampment, listen to vets share their war experiences, attend the USO dance!

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Ike and Mamie Virtual Museum Exhibit Poster.

Virtual Museum Exhibit

Visit the virtual multi-media exhibit that celebrates the lives of the Eisenhowers. View some of the 40,000 artifacts in the site’s museum collection.

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Eisenhower NHS audio tour sign

Life on the Farm

Take an audio tour of the Eisenhower Farm and listen to stories of the Eisenhowers, from their hobbies to the President's terrible driving.

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President Eisenhower with President-elect Kennedy. Courtesy of Barbara Eisenhower.

Ike's Life and Times

Check out a myriad of fun facts about Ike’s life and times: Top 5 lists, quotable quotes, chronologies, and articles about Ike's life in Gettysburg.

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Park Ranger conducting an Exploring Eisenhower farm tour.

What's There To Do?

Activities for visitors to enjoy include ranger walks and talks, self guided hikes, an interactive D-Day program, and cell phone tour.

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Angus cattle grazing on the Eisenhower Farm.

Farm Animals and Wildlife

Eisenhower NHS is still a working farm and maintains a herd of cattle just as the President did. Its 690 acres is home to an abundance of wildlife.

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Ike and Mamie posing in front of their Gettysburg home.


The weekly inside scoop on all things Ike: Ike and current events, popular culture, and today in history… Read the latest in IKE and ENHS “gossip.”

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