Let Us Take a Tour! / by Dave Hileman

Welcome to the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg, PA. This farm is now a part of the National Park Service. It is adjacent to portions of the battlefield but a separate entity. The Eisenhower's purchased the farm in 1950 but the renovations (rebuilding actually) was not finished until 1955 while Ike was in the White House serving as the nation's 35th President. He lived here until his death in 1969 and Mamie lived here for an additional ten years even though the property had been given to the country. The Park Service took over in 1980 and the property opened for tours shortly after. Cindy and I visited once before in the mid 80's.

 The small attached structure at the front was the Secret Service office.

The small attached structure at the front was the Secret Service office.