Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves the farm of General and 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Adjacent to the Gettysburg battlefield, the farm served the president and first lady as a weekend retreat and as a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a respite from Washington, DC, and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

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Have you had the opportunity to experience Eisenhower National Historic Site? Our video offers up a sampling of what to expect during a visit to President Eisenhower's Gettysburg home and farm, from the elegant living room adorned with gifts of state, to the presidential putting green, to acres of Pennsylvania cropland, barns, and Angus-grazed pasture.

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Christmas Holiday House Tours

Find schedules and times for Eisenhower house tours and ranger programs.

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Christmas with the Eisenhowers

Discover how the Eisenhowers celebrated the Christmas season.

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting

Find tips and pointers from the staff on how to visit Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Eisenhower and the Korean War

The Korean War was a defining moment in Dwight Eisenhower's presidency. Explore that story further here.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Calling all Junior Rangers! Visitors ages 5-12 can explore the Eisenhower site with our Junior Ranger booklet.

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Education Programs at Eisenhower NHS

Eisenhower NHS offers numerous in person and virtual educational programs for students, grades 4-12.

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B.A.R.K. Ranger

Learn how your four-legged friends can become B.A.R.K. Rangers at Eisenhower National Historic Site!

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Photos & Multimedia

You can visit the park anytime from anywhere! We have virtual tours that include 3D views and video tours.

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WWII in Gettysburg National Cemetery

Explore the stories of WWII casualties buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery in this video series

Last updated: November 29, 2023

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