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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
+1 903-465-8908
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A Good Day Trip

This was an unexpected pleasure and a good place to share a bit of history with children. It's easy... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
cathyg406
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Lynchburg, Ohio
Quick bit of history

It doesn't take long to experience this historical place. It was inexpensive, though, so not... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
lteer
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Lake Kiowa, Texas
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (13 reviews)
“short film” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
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609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
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+1 903-465-8908
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"his life"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was an unexpected pleasure and a good place to share a bit of history with children. It's easy to get to and well maintained.

Thank cathyg406
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It doesn't take long to experience this historical place. It was inexpensive, though, so not disappointing. There were a ton of butterflies in the garden, which was my children's favorite part!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Eisenhower Birthplace historical park while camping at Eisenhower State Park last weekend. It has a small visitor center with lots of history of the town of Denison and Eisenhower. Very informative and they show a short movie about his early years. You...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Stop here and go to the hurst house first. There's a short film about Ike that is well worth the 5" watching time. Much memorabilia Is there and historic events nicely displayed during his presidency are reminders of our country's history and Ike's influence. The...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My parents and I visited the Eisenhower Birthplace and we loved the presentation Maxine gave us. She was very insightful and knowledgeable about the Eisenhower family that you could tell that she loved her job. As a history buff myself I was inspired by the...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

While in Denison we stopped here to see Ike's birthplace. It is a small park & museum but was really nice. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and about Ike and his family.

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Very friendly desk staff. Watched informative video for free and all the exhibits in the visitor center are free. We didn't pay for the tour only because of time constraints.

Thank Geni W
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Eisenhower Birthplace shines with the history of the 34th POTUS. Eisenhower Birthplace is a Texas Historic Site. Charming docents who are passionate in keeping the history of Dwight D. Eisenhower alive and well. Grounds are manicured by the local master gardeners and the Denison community...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Like a lot of tours they only have limited access (you can't go upstairs). the tour doesn't take long but was interesting.

Thank Diane J
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Nowhere near the charm of Eisenhower's house in PA, but very nicely kept, still a great piece of history.

Thank Agatag
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carolpeetski
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
Hello! Guide animals are welcome on the grounds and in buildings. Behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds as long as the owner cleans-up after them.
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