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“The most down to earth President & Family”

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Ranked #12 of 110 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

You had to buy your ticket at the visitor center at Gettysburg and ride the shuttle to their home and for the $9 it cost it was very informative and well worth the time visiting part of our heritage and see an Angus farm, finding out Ike drove a helicoptier well but didn't drive a car very straight, very basic living.

Thank RavennaTraveler
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The only way to get to the Eisenhower home & farm is a shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park. When you arrive a Park Ranger greets you & gives you some information on the property. The farm is still in use & the House feels like you just stepped back in time. Almost every thing there is the way it was when Ike & Mamie lived there. It was such a relaxing visit. Walking the farm lane, watching the cattle, checking out the plants: no crowds, no rush, memories of a more genteel time! It was a beautiful morning filled with nostalgia.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

My family and I went to the Eisenhower National Historic Site by following the auto tour route. We were not told that the only way to get there was to pay an extra fee on top of the fee we paid for the film, painting and museum at the Visitor Center. The entrance of the Historic Site is not marked in any way, and when we showed up, a Ranger and his friend came up to us and accosted us for showing up by car. He offered to let us wait until the next shuttle bus came, but did not specify when that would be. When we parked the car at the site, his friend came up to us and said that this would not be possible and forced us to leave the site. We were able to see the site, which was extremely underwhelming to say the least. I'm glad we did not spend the extra money to see it.

Thank niesenedmond23
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A good way to decompress and enjoy an afternoon at Ike and Mamie's home. Amazing how modest the house is. See the difference in Presidential security from the 1950's to today. This tour is well worth the price.

Thank 669mike
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I highly recommend visiting the Eisenhower farm on your trip to Gettysburg. It is always interesting to learn about the lives of presidents before and after their time in office.

Thank melibean
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