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

    Eisenhower

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Plants

Wild ginger blooming in the forest adjacent to Marsh Creek.

Wild ginger blooming in the forest adjacent to Marsh Creek.

C. Davis

Most of the 690 acres at Eisenhower National Historic Site are used for agricultural crops, cattle grazing, or for lawn and garden. However, tucked into the remaining forested land, grassland areas, and riparian areas are an interesting variety of native plant species.

Related Information:
Vegetation Classification and mapping at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, 2006

Inventory of Plant Species of Special Concern at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, 2006

Did You Know?

Gen. Eisenhower addressing troops on the eve of the D-Day invasion

On the eve of the D-Day invasion, General Eisenhower wrote a short speech he intended to deliver if the operation failed. It was discovered days later by an aide after falling out of the General’s pocket. It read in part, ”If any blame or fault attaches to this attempt, it is mine alone.”