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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2 minutes, 41 seconds

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.

Last updated: March 27, 2020

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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