Tour Ike and Mamie's Gettysburg Farm

A Park Ranger standing in front of a white house with a group of people listening to him.
A park ranger speaking to visitors in front of the Eisenhower home

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Visit the Eisenhower Farm

No visit to Eisenhower National Historic Site is complete without seeing the grounds of the Eisenhower's beloved Gettysburg farm. Visitors can explore the following features most days:

  • Built in 1887, the Eisenhower bank barn gives visitors a chance to explore Ike's agricultural interests.
  • Visitors can step inside an old cinderblock milk house which Secret Service agents used as an office space during Eisenhower's presidential and retirement years.
  • On days when staffing allows, the doors for the Eisenhower garage will be opened to give visitors a closer look at the original vehicles Ike and Mamie used in Gettysburg. Included in the collection is a 1955 Crown Imperial limousine used by the President and First Lady.
  • Walk to the neighboring property of W. Alton Jones, which General Eisenhower used for his prized black angus show herd. These farm fields and buildings are part of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and just a short walk from the Eisenhower home.
  • Take in the beautiful views of south-central Pennsylvania which the Eisenhowers loved so dearly.
  • Download the NPS app and follow along with guided walking tours. You can learn more about the app here.

Tour the Eisenhower Home

Regularly scheduled tours of the Eisenhower home will take place in the Spring of 2023, beginning our 2023 program schedule. Visitors may drive directly to Eisenhower National Historic Site and follow signs for on-site parking. All house tours and ranger programs are free of charge.

April 2023 House Tours

  • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

  • House tours take place at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm.

  • House tours are first-come, first-served, and limited to 40 visitors per tour. Meet the ranger in front of the Eisenhower home.

May 2023 House Tours

  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

  • House tours take place at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm

  • House tours are first-come, first-served, and limited to 40 visitors per tour. Meet the ranger in front of the Eisenhower home.


Be a Junior Ranger

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to work on the Junior Ranger activity booklet. Those completing the booklet will receive a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. For a copy of the book, visitors may email us or stop at the Ranger information desk in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

 

 

 

Visit the Google Arts and Culture webpage for Eisenhower National Historic Site to visit virtually through a 3D tour of the site. Almost 200 artifacts are also included on the page to explore.

Last updated: January 6, 2023

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