Farm offers glimpse into president's life

The Eisenhowers managed a working farm of prize-winning black Angus cattle. BY RON MACARTHUR
June 3, 2013

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

The Eisenhowers, who moved dozens of times and lived all over the world, considered this their first real home. The Eisenhower National Historic Site is open daily from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The home, grounds, barns and cattle operation are available for public tours. Visitors can reach the site via a shuttle bus which departs from the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center.

The home and farm have been preserved as they looked 50 years ago.

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  • Ron MacArthur has lived and worked in Sussex County all his life. As a journalist for more than 40 years, he has covered everything from county and town meetings to presidential visits. He also has a unique perspective having served as an elected official and lived on both sides of the county.

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