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.

A photo of a large white house partially screened by trees and golf putting green in the foreground.

Visit Eisenhower NHS

Drive directly to the site and explore Ike's farm and grounds. Learn more about free Ranger programs and enjoy the landscape.

Ranger giving a talk to students

Education Programs at Eisenhower NHS

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

A 3D cut away view of the interior of the Eisenhower Home.

3D Tours

Take a 3D tour of five different buildings at Eisenhower NHS and Gettysburg NMP.

Eisenhower's cheers with his hands over his head

The 1956 Presidential Election

A short article on the 1956 presidential election, Eisenhower's bid for reelection.

The Covid-19 virus illustration shows a white sphere with red and orange spikes sticking out.

Learn More About Local Pandemic Updates

Stay informed and up-to-date on current conditions at Eisenhower NHS, Gettysburg NMP, and the local Gettysburg and Adams County areas.

A Gettysburg Times newspaper headline from May 7, 1945 with the headline - Germany Surrenders.

WWII and Park Staff Connections

The 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II is occurring throughout 2020, and our staff is honoring the Greatest Generation.

Last updated: October 4, 2021

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


(717) 338-9114

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