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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Top Ten Tips for Visiting

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

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Virtual Tour of the Eisenhower Home

Take a virtual tour of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower's home.

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Ranger Programs

We have a variety of guided tours through the Eisenhower home and farm.

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Education and Youth Programs

Eisenhower NHS offers a variety of engaging tours and programs for school and youth groups, both in person and online. Find out more 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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Eisenhower and Gettysburg

Gettysburg was home to Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower at various moments in their lives. Explore their stories here.

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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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2024 World War II Weekend

Join Eisenhower NHS for our 2024 World War II Weekend, taking place September 20-22, 2024. Find out more here.

Last updated: February 22, 2024

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


717 338-9114

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