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.

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2022 World War II Weekend

Join us September 16-18, 2022 for our annual WWII Weekend Event

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Ranger Programs

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

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Visit Eisenhower NHS

FREE tours of the Eisenhower home begin Friday, May 27 and continue through Monday, October 10.

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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.

National Guard troops enforcing desegregation at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957.

President Eisenhower and Civil Rights

Explore President Eisenhower's role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s

Last updated: September 14, 2022

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg , PA 17325


717 338-9114

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