Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington 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.

The den in the Eisenhower home

Tour Ike and Mamie's Gettysburg Home

You'll see every room, from the sun porch where the the President entertained world leaders to the First Lady's entirely pink bathroom.

A picture of Ike and Mamie's master bedroom. It's decorated in Mamie's favorite color - pink/

Behind the Gates Video House Tour

These videos allow visitors to experience the entire second floor of the Eisenhower home as well as the five rooms off the back staircase.

The 19th century Eisenhower barn.

Audio Tour

Enjoy a free narrated audio tour through your smartphone by accessing it via the mobile app.

Junior Secret Service trainees presented with their badge and certificate

Become a Junior Secret Service Agent

Become a JSS Agent by completing the Jr. Secret Service Training Manual and earn a badge and certificate. Available on-line!

Ranger giving a talk to students

Curriculum Materials

Review lesson plans and curricula for preparing an education field trip or exploring Eisenhower and the 1950s in the classroom.

Ike and Mamie's Scrabble set.

Check Out Our Museum Collection

The site's museum collection totals over 48,000 artifacts. Visit our Virtual Museum Exhibit! .

Last updated: April 15, 2019

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