The Eisenhowers' wish to preserve part of the original farmhouse is evident in the den. The old fireplace and oven were salvaged from a summer kitchen which stood near the house. Salvaged wood from the old house was reused in the construction of the floor and ceiling.
Ike spent many relaxing hours reading and playing bridge here with friends. The Civil War pike and musket above the fireplace, the red lamp decorated with fishing flies, and the art books in the bookcase reflect Ike's interests.