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Eisenhower National Historic Site

Description: Elvis gyrated and McCarthy railed. School children ducked and covered, suburbanites dug bomb shelters. Everyone loved Lucy, and a retired general in the White House played golf and struggled to keep a third world war at bay.
This is the life and the times reflected in Eisenhower National Historic Site, 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 putting green, skeet range, and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington. With its show herd of black Angus, it was a successful cattle operation and source of pride for the President.

Follow in the footsteps of President Eisenhower and his many guests ? Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, President Charles De Gaulle, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Governor Ronald Reagan. Tour the home, grounds, barns, and cattle operation, preserved as they were in the days of the burgeoning civil rights movement, beatnik poetry readings, and pink tail-finned Cadillacs.

Directions: Car - Visitors arriving from the north and south can use US 15. From the east and west, visitors can use US 30. Shuttle buses to the site depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, approximately one mile south of Gettysburg on SR 134 (Taneytown Road), and US 15 business route (Steinwehr Avenue).
Due to a lack of on-site parking and space limitations in the Eisenhower home, visits can only be made by a shuttle bus leaving from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. The Center opens at 8:00 a.m. and the first scheduled shuttle leaves at 9:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased on a first come, first served basis for the next available tour.
Eisenhower National Historic Site
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone: Visitor Information (717) 338-9114

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