Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Follow in the Footsteps
Eisenhower National Historic Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Walk in the footsteps of presidents, prime ministers and kings as you follow the path through the heart of the Eisenhower farm. Eisenhower originally bought the farm as his retirement home, but during his two terms as President he used it as a retreat from Washington’s pressures and as a temporary White House. Believing that the relaxed farm atmosphere encouraged free discussion, the President treated every visiting world leader to a tour of the farm.
The path before you follows an old road that connected the Eisenhower farm with Farm 2. The trail continues along a gravel road through Farm 2.
Distance Approximately 0.5 mile round-trip
Slope Gradual incline
Surface Wood chip and gravel
(not recommended for wheelchairs)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical Agriculture • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 47.587′ N, 77° 15.828′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Eisenhower Drive. Marker is located at the Eisenhower National Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); The Helicopter Landing Pad (within shouting distance of this marker); Guest House Railings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Guest House (about 300 feet away); The Stables (about 300 feet away); Secret Service Office (about 400 feet away); A Herd of Modest Size (about 800 feet away); I shall leave the place better than I found it. (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a map of the Eisenhower Farm and indicates the locations of the Eisenhower Home, Farm 2, Reception Center and the marker.
Two photos of Eisenhower with a guest at the farm appear on the upper right of the marker. The first has a caption of “Eisenhower and business partner W. Alton Jones walk the grounds near where you are standing. More than just a retreat, The Eisenhower Farms functioned as a business.” The other has the caption “Eisenhower shows one of his Angus cows to Prime Minister Nehru of India. Nehru was the first of many world leaders to visit the farm.”
Also see . . .
1. Eisenhower National Historic Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Eisenhower receives the VP of China at his Gettysburg Home . (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.