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

    Eisenhower

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Accessibility

For Those with Mobility Impairments
The Eisenhower shuttle bus (equipped with a wheelchair lift), the first floor of the Eisenhower home, the grounds, the restrooms, and the Reception Center are all wheelchair accessible. Visitors using wheelchairs may arrange to follow the shuttle bus in their private vehicle and park in the site handicapped parking area by notifying the cashier at the Visitor Center ticket counter. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the site

For Those with Sight and Hearing Impairments
Wayside exhibits, some with audio stations, enhance the experiences of both the visually and hearing impaired. The site's farm and grounds audio tour is captioned and a written text is available for visitors' convenience. A ten minute video of Eisenhower's life regularly shown in the Reception Center is captioned, and there is a captioned message board on the shuttle bus for the bus audio narration. Assisted listening devices for both the video and bus narration are also available.

Did You Know?

West Point cadet Eisenhower (far left) on guard duty

General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have been a sailor if born a year later. He applied to the Naval Academy in 1911, but did not meet the age requirements – he was too old. He was accepted to his second choice, the US Military Academy at West Point.