Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
200 SE 4th Street, Abilene, KS 67410 - United States
Do you still like Ike? Not sure who Ike is? Either way, it’s time for you to plan a trip to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas!
Come learn about the 5-Star General of the Army and 34th President of the United States – Dwight David Eisenhower. Our 22-acre campus features the boyhood home, burial site, research room, and exhibits. Exhibits are currently located in the library building while the museum building is getting a complete interior redesign.
Open 362 days of the year – closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Parking is free. Spaces are available for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Show your military ID card and active duty personnel receive free admission.
The Eisenhower complex is located in the center of Abilene’s 5 Star Museum District. The district also includes the Greyhound Hall of Fame, Old Abilene Town, Abilene and Smoky Valley excursion train and Dickinson County Heritage Center, all within walking distance.
Our 22-acre campus provides a lot of opportunities for learning and leisure. There is a lot of ground to cover. All buildings are accessible. Wheelchairs are available.
Most visitors begin their tour in the Visitors Center to view the 23-minute orientation film. Next they go to the boyhood home for a 15-minute guided tour and then visit the exhibits.
Limited schedule? This is how much time you need.
• Orientation film: 23 minutes
• Burial site: 15 minutes
• Home tour: 15 minutes
• Souvenir shopping: Take as long as you would like, we don’t mind.
• Exhibits: 30 minutes – 2 hours
• Research: 2 hour minimum
• Photo opps: 15 minutes
Visitors Center: Tickets | Souvenir Shopping | Orientation Film
This building is the information hub for tourists. Start your visit here to purchase tickets and watch the 23-minute orientation film. End your visit here for souvenir shopping.
Boyhood Home: Guided tours every 15 minutes.
The Eisenhowers lived in this house from 1898 until mother Ida Eisenhower died in 1946. The house is located on its original site and contains furniture and items left by Mrs. Eisenhower. Last tour of the day is 4:30 p.m.
Statue: Photo Opp
The 11-foot bronze statue of General Eisenhower stands in the center of the campus. Be sure to #StandLikeIke in your photo and tag us! @IkeLibrary #IkeLife
Library: Exhibits | Research | Photo Opp
Exhibits are located inside the Eisenhower Presidential Library while the museum galleries are being redesigned. This is a working library where the public uses the 26 million pages of the archives to conduct research – everything from genealogy, essays, theses, to book projects.
Pylons: Photo Opp
Located on the east end of campus, this monument makes for a great photo opp!
Place of Meditation: Burial site
This is the final resting place of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and their first-born son, Doud.
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