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.

Welcome to Eisenhower National Historic Site

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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.

The 19th century Eisenhower barn.

Explore the President's Farm

It's still a working farm. Enjoy a self-guided walk down the farm lanes past the pastures and cropland to check out the barns and cattle.

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!

5th graders recite the Oath of Allegiance beneath the American flag.

Plan an Education Field Trip

Learn about our ranger field programs as well as distance learning opportunities.

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! .

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325


(717) 338-9114

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