Eisenhower National Historic Site

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower stand arm in arm off the rear patio of their Gettysburg home.
Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower stand arm in arm off the rear patio of their Gettysburg home.
 

Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday schedule
Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021, tours of the Eisenhower home will be offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Tickets will be available in-person at the ticket counter, by calling the Gettysburg Foundation at 877-874-2478, or by visiting the Gettysburg Foundation website. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, July 12 and home tours will run through Columbus Day.

  • Cost: $9.00 for ages 13 and above, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger.

  • During these days, access to the site is by shuttle bus only. No private vehicles are permitted on-site.

  • The Labor Day and Columbus Day holidays, Monday, September 6 and Monday, October 11, will operate on the weekend home tour schedule.


Monday to Thursday schedule
From Monday through Thursday, the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will be open from sunrise to sunset. Visitors may drive to the site (click here for map) and follow signs to a temporary parking lot established during the COVID-19 closure.

Ranger guided walking tours of the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will take place at 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting in front of the Eisenhower home. They will consist of a one-hour, outdoor walking tour of the grounds of the Eisenhower farm. Programs are free of charge and open to the public. The weekday summer programming schedule will run through Labor Day.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday schedule
Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021, tours of the Eisenhower home will be offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Tickets will be available in-person at the ticket counter, by calling the Gettysburg Foundation at 877-874-2478, or by visiting the Gettysburg Foundation website. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, July 12 and home tours will run through Columbus Day.

  • Cost: $9.00 for ages 13 and above, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger.

  • During these days, access to the site is by shuttle bus only. No private vehicles are permitted on-site.

  • The Labor Day and Columbus Day holidays, Monday, September 6 and Monday, October 11, will operate on the weekend home tour schedule.


Monday to Thursday schedule
From Monday through Thursday, the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will be open from sunrise to sunset. Visitors may drive to the site (click here for map) and follow signs to a temporary parking lot established during the COVID-19 closure.

Ranger guided walking tours of the grounds of the Eisenhower NHS will take place at 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting in front of the Eisenhower home. They will consist of a one-hour, outdoor walking tour of the grounds of the Eisenhower farm. Programs are free of charge and open to the public. The weekday summer programming schedule will run through Labor Day.

Visit the Eisenhower NHS web page to experience 3D tours and virtual tours of the house and grounds.
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site website to learn more about the Eisenhowers and how they used their Gettysburg address to host foreign dignitaries and family and friends in the only home they ever owned.

Last updated: July 20, 2021

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