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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Join staff from Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, and the American Battle Monuments Commission as we read General Dwight Eisenhower's D-Day "Order of the Day" and remember all those who fought for freedom 80 years ago.

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Ranger Programs

Find out how to tour the Eisenhower home. A tour schedule and information for visiting groups can be found here.

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Eisenhower and D-Day

Explore the leadership of General Eisenhower and the significance of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944

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2024 Summer Reading Adventures

Join us for "Imagining Our Future," our 2024 Summer Reading Adventure Series for children 8 and under. Learn more here!

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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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Top Ten Tips for Visiting

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

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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: June 13, 2024

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


717 338-9114

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