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

    Eisenhower

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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May 13, 2014
Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day Commemoration and Cemetery Tour
On Saturday, June 7, the National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France.

May 01, 2014
Eisenhower Site Seeks High School Volunteers
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is seeking students interested in volunteering with the site’s Junior Secret Service Program. The students will serve as the Agent-in-Charge to assist children ages 7-12 and their families in completing the site’s Junior Secret Service Program.

April 16, 2014
Eisenhower Event Highlights Mamie, 1950s Fashions, and Tea
Mamie Eisenhower said she and Ike had lived in 37 different homes during their married life. Learn the story of this general’s wife and first lady on May 17 when the National Park Service at Eisenhower National Historic Site features the dramatic program, Mamie Remembers Gettysburg. The site will also host a 1950s Fashion Show, provide a close-up look at the Eisenhowers’ cars and host a high tea sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.

April 10, 2014
Volunteer Senior Rangers Needed to Spruce Up Ike’s Farm
In preparation for the busy summer in Gettysburg, the staff of the Eisenhower National Historic Site and the Adams County Office for Aging invites active, older citizens to participate in the Volunteer Senior Ranger Corps. On May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. volunteers are needed for the annual cleaning and preservation of Eisenhower’s farm equipment and cars.

April 02, 2014
Join Us For Junior Ranger Day at Eisenhower NHS on April 26
For National Junior Ranger Day on April 26 the National Park Service is inviting younger visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site for special activities.

November 27, 2013
December Offers a Special Look at the Holidays at the Eisenhower Home
The staff and volunteers at Eisenhower National Historic Site are welcoming the public to celebrate this holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, December 1 through 31, 2013.

October 29, 2013
Mrs. Doud's Room Added to Eisenhower Home Tour
President Eisenhower got along famously with his mother-in-law, Elivera Carlson Doud. Now for the first time visitors to Eisenhower National Historic Site can see Mrs. Doud’s bedroom as part of the Eisenhower Home tour.

September 05, 2013
WWII Weekend at Eisenhower NHS
On September 21 and 22, the National Park Service will sponsor a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. See authentic recreations of Allied and German army camps, complete with original World War II vehicles. Several hundred living history enthusiasts from over 40 organizations will portray military personnel from the European Theater in 1944.

July 16, 2013
Metz Donation Supports Eisenhower WWII Weekend
The annual Eisenhower World War II Weekend will go on as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013 thanks to a generous donation from Thomas E. and Florence B. Metz.

July 09, 2013
A Few Spots Remain for Eisenhower Academy
The Eisenhower Academy: An Institute for Teachers and those who love history presents a week-long exploration and assessment of 1950s Cold War America. This year’s 16th annual Academy will be held from July 14 through July 19 at Gettysburg College and focuses on the Eisenhower presidency, including the policies, events, crises, and the life-style of 1950s America.

May 31, 2013
Eisenhower Site Summer Programs Begin June 8
Stories about the prominent world leaders of the Cold War era, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s frustrations playing golf, his secret service protection, and much more are the focus of National Park Service programs at the Eisenhower National Historic Site this summer.

May 28, 2013
Ike and the Men of D-Day Commemoration and Cemetery Tours
On June 8 and 9, the National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France. Eisenhower and the soldiers who made the landings will be remembered in a special program by park rangers, Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day. A small living history encampment will also be set up at the Eisenhower Site.

May 22, 2013
Eisenhower Site Seeks High School Student Volunteers
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is seeking students interested in volunteering with the site’s Junior Secret Service Agent program. The students will serve as the Agent-in-Charge to assist children ages 7-12 and their families in completing the site’s Junior Secret Service Agent program.

May 03, 2013
Eisenhower Site and City of York (Pa.) Schools Receive Ticket to Ride Grant
Thanks to a generous grant from the National Park Foundation and Disney, students from the City of York School District will have an opportunity to visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The Eisenhower Site was just awarded a Ticket To Ride grant that will pay for the travel expenses to transport the students to President Eisenhower’s farm in Gettysburg.

April 16, 2013
Mamie and 1950s Fashions at Eisenhower Site
Mamie Eisenhower said she and Ike had lived in 37 different homes during their married life. Learn the story of this general’s wife and first lady on Saturday, May 11 when the National Park Service at Eisenhower National Historic Site features the dramatic program, Mamie Remembers Gettysburg. The site will also host a 1950s Fashion Show, provide a close-up look at the Eisenhowers’ cars and host an already sold out formal tea.

April 09, 2013
Celebrate Junior Ranger Day at the Eisenhower Site and Gettysburg Battlefield
Young visitors to the Eisenhower Site can practice radio procedure, invent code names for family members, or interrogate suspicious looking staff members to earn a Jr. Secret Service Agent badge and certificate. While Junior Secret Service Agents can qualify any day, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Eisenhower National Historic Site will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and award an additional National Junior Ranger Day patch.

April 03, 2013
Eisenhower Museum Collections Book Now Available
You can tell much about a person by their possessions. That is definitely true of Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. Some of the many possessions they amassed in their 53 years of married life are now featured in a book, Eisenhower National Historic Site Museum Collections.

December 12, 2012
Eisenhower Farms Sign Donated to Site
Gloria Hartley, wife of President Eisenhower's head herdsman Robert Hartley, donates Eisenhower Farms sign to Eisenhower NHS.

November 27, 2012
The Eisenhower Home Decorated for the Holidays
The National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site is inviting the public to celebrate this holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, December 1 through 31, 2012.

August 22, 2012
World War II Weekend at Eisenhower NHS, September 15 and 16
On September 15 and 16, the National Park Service will sponsor a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

May 17, 2012
Greens Mower Donated to Eisenhower Site.
Bill Aldrich, of Gettysburg, donated a greens mower to Eisenhower National Historic Site to help care for Ike’s putting green.

April 10, 2012
Eisenhower NHS to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day on April 28
Children can help us celebrate National Junior Ranger Day by participating in the Junior Secret Service Agent Program. Earn a Junior Agent badge and certificate and Junior Ranger Day patch.

April 09, 2012
Volunteer Senior Rangers Needed to Spruce Up Ike's Farm
On Thursday, May 3th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. volunteers are needed for the annual cleaning and preservation of Eisenhower's farm equipment and cars.

November 23, 2011
An Eisenhower Christmas
The National Park Service invites you to celebrate the holidays with Gettysburg's First Family at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, December 1 through 31, 2011.

Did You Know?

Ike and Nixon at 52 Convention

Dwight D. Eisenhower conducted the last of the great whistle stop campaigns, logging over 51,000 miles aboard the Eisenhower Special during the presidential campaign of 1952. In that same year, he became the first presidential nominee to launch a television campaign.