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Plan Your Visit

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.

Local Amenities, Dining and Accomodations

Additional information about Abilene, including local lodging and dining options, can be found by visiting the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau website.