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.
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The IKE BLOG
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.”Read More
The Eisenhower Academy, a week long institute for teachers, offers an in- depth perspective of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and 1950s America.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Find out what special programs are scheduled at Eisenhower NHS, including WWII WEEKEND.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
President Eisenhower enjoyed oil painting and encouraged the artistically challenged to give paint-by-numbers a try. He presented his staff with paint-by-number sets and invited them to display their masterpieces in the White House. Even J. Edgar Hoover contributed a painting to the “gallery.”