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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the Eisenhower Home

A decorated room for Christmas. There is a colorful lit tree with wrapped presents on the right. There is a fireplace and mantle with a painting in the middle. There is a tan armchair and a red poinsettia on the right.
The Eisenhower home is decorated for Christmas.

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News Release Date: November 10, 2022

Contact: Jason Martz

GETTYSBURG, PA. – Tis the season! Eisenhower National Historic Site is happy to share that once again we will deck the halls, throw some tinsel on the tree, and bring the Eisenhower home alive with the spirit of the Christmas season! From Thursday, December 1, 2022, through Saturday, December 31, Eisenhower home tours will resume for the holiday season.

The Christmas season was a favorite time of year for the Eisenhower’s. Mamie Eisenhower celebrated all holidays, but Christmas was her time to shine with decorations and warm festivities. In this spirit, the staff and volunteers of Eisenhower National Historic Site will once again decorate the Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home this December. Decorations will include several original Eisenhower Christmas decorations on display at the farm and the nativity scenes at the Museum and Visitor Center.

Holiday tours of the Eisenhower home are available by reservation and shuttle bus only. Shuttle buses will depart the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at 11 am and 2 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. On Saturdays, shuttles will depart at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Note: no shuttles or house tours will run December 22-25 and only two tours, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm will be offered on December 31. Call 1-877-874-2478 to reserve tickets.

No home tours will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, though the grounds of Eisenhower National Historic Site remain open 7 days a week, with limited parking on-site. Please be aware that winter weather may impact operations, so check the weather forecast and the park website and social media channels for update to conditions before visiting.

Last updated: November 10, 2022

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