Christmas Holiday Reception at Eisenhower National Historic Site* DUE TO ANTICIPATED SNOW, THE HOLIDAY RECEPTION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR DEC. 21 with buses at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm.
Sunday, December 1, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013 A Holiday Event The National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site is inviting the public to celebrate this holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, December 1 through 31, 2012. The … Continue reading
Jennie Wade isn’t the only one who decorates for Christmas—all month long, the Eisenhower home will be traditionally ornamented in holiday fashion. Mamie Eisenhower loved the Christmas season and she showed that with an abundance of wreaths, mistletoe, and poinsettias. There will even be a candy cane-covered Christmas tree in the living room! Be sure … Continue reading
It’s time again for the Presidential Talent Tournament! We’ve got some powerhouse competitors this month, so let’s jump right in with Gettysburg favorite Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ike was a skilled sportsman and outdoorsman, who learned cooking, hunting, fishing, and cards from an illiterate river-dweller. He played every sport available to him, including football, baseball, boxing, … Continue reading
Hiking and storytelling have always gone hand-in-hand, so we know you’ll love this guided walking tour of downtown Gettysburg! And did we mention it’s free? Meet a Park Ranger at the Gettysburg College gates (the corner of North Washington and Water Streets) and prepare for an enthralling adventure! The hikes will be offered weekly on … Continue reading
Join a Park Ranger for 30-minute walks and talks at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gain fascinating new insights into Eisenhower’s military career, the Secret Service’s role in protecting the president, Eisenhower’s presidency, and the Eisenhowers’ life in Gettysburg. If you thought you knew Ike…think again! Programs offered daily through August 19th. Call 717-338-9114 or … Continue reading
It’s almost scary how many presidents were born in October, but don’t be afraid! They hardly ever come back to life… Holding the record for this month’s oldest president (and all the associated privileges) is John Adams, born October 30, 1735. The first Vice President of the USA, he is sometimes overlooked because his presidency … Continue reading