Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Eisenhower National Historic Site

It's always nice to drop in on Ike and Mamie. They've been waiting for you.

Dwight Eisenhower was never much for private property. Most generals aren't. Therefore, the only place he ever owned is pictured above. It's in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, quite close to the battlefield.

Here's a picture of the back of the house. I think it was taken right about where the practice putting green is located. Ike used to sit on the back porch and read, as I recall from the tour.

Inside, the place has been pretty much left alone, and it looks like an ex-President's house should. There are plenty of mementos scattered around the house, but it still feels more like a house than a museum.

Churchill visited here. DeGaulle as well. You should too if you are in town to see the battlefield.

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