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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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.

Did You Know?

Elvis in the army (US Army photo)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower had little appreciation for rock and roll music. He did, however, think highly of Elvis Presley for dutifully and without complaint serving his country after being drafted in 1958.