Eisenhower National Historic Site


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Eisenhower National Historic Site

Address:250 Eisenhower Farm Ln
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:717-338-9114
Fax:717-338-0821
Web: www.nps.gov/eise/
Size: 690 acres.
Established: Designated on November 27, 1967; authorized by act of Congress on December 2, 1969.
Location:Adjoins Gettysburg National Military Park (see separate entry for description) in southeastern Pennsylvania, 35 miles southwest of York.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This was the only home ever owned by General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. It served as a refuge when he was President and as a retirement home after he left office. It includes four farms, three of which were used by Eisenhower for his show herd of black Angus cattle.

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Political aspects of the Cold War also come into play at a range of sites and landmarks, including the Eisenhower National Historic Site at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Ike conferred with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, and Westminster College Gymnasium, a national historic landmark, where Winston Churchill made his famous iron curtain speech.
If you've got a little extra time in Gettysburg, a visit to the Eisenhower National Historic Site adjacent to the battlefield offers an intriguing peek into the life of our former president.
This method of control is proving successful at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, which preserves a significant Civil War battle site, and adjoining Eisenhower National Historic Site, which is managed to perpetuate the historic scene during the era President Eisenhower owned his farm.
Hosted by the National Park Service's Eisenhower National Historic Site, the event typically draws more than 150 reenactors from all over the Mid-Atlantic, portraying American, British, Soviet, Canadian, Polish, and German soldiers and presenting programs on medical services, weapons and equipment, communications, military vehicles, and the life of the GI.