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Eisenhower National Historic Site
In Gettysburg, in south-central Pennsylvania
The 230-acre site preserves the former home and farm of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United State, and his wife Mamie. The farm served as a weekend retreat, a refuge in time of illness, and a gathering place for political groups and the Eisenhower family. Premier Khrushchev, Chancellor Adenauer, President de Gaulle, and other VIPs trooped over its fields and toured the cattle barns during Eisenhowers terms as president, when he used the farm for his personal style of diplomacy. From 1961 to 1969, the farm served as the couple's retirement home. The site was designated on November 27, 1967.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring home, farm, and cattle barns. Facilities: Visitor center, home, barns, farm. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Tours of grounds and home, Junior Secret Service Program (daily). Tours and interpretive talks, living-history programs (Apr.-Oct.), cattle show barn (Apr.-Oct.). Fabulous Fifties Weekend (June), World War II Weekend (Sept.), Eisenhower Seminar (Oct.), Christmas with the Eisenhowers (Dec). Tips & Hints: Go Apr.-Oct., when all facilities are open and tours and programs scheduled. Busiest July and Oct., least crowded Jan. and Feb.
FOOD & LODGING
Camping: None in park. In Gettysburg: Artillery Ridge Campground (610 Taneytown Rd., tel. 717/334-1288; 104 sites, 3 cabins; $19-$22, $40 cabins; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). Ш Hotels: None in park. In Gettysburg: Battlefield B&B (2264 Emmittsburg Rd., tel. 717/334-8804; 8 rooms; $135-$185), Comfort Inn (871 York Rd., tel., 717/337-2400; 81 rooms, 3 suites; $95-$105). X Restaurants: None in park. In Gettysburg: Dobbin House (89 Steinwehr Ave., tel. 717/334-2100; $16-$34; no lunch), Farnsworth House Inn (401 Baltimore St., tel. 717/334-8838; $8-$15).
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Entrance fee: $7 adults, $4 ages 13-16, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under. All visits by shuttle bus. No on-site parking. No pets. Park open daily.
HOW TO GET THERE
Via shuttle bus from Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center, 1 mi south of Gettysburg, PA, off U.S. 15 Bus. Closest airport: Harrisburg (60 mi).
Eisenhower National Historic Site (97 Eisenhower Farm La., Gettysburg, PA 17325, tel. 717/338-9114, fax 717/338-0821,). Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (35 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, tel. 717/334-6274, fax 717/334-1166).
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