Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army during both World Wars, and then became President. Learn about his life and enjoy one of his campaign ads in this six-minute video.


Where can you learn more about Dwight D. Eisenhower?

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home (Abilene, KS)  

Eisenhower’s family moved to this house in 1898. The site now includes his presidential library and museum. It is also the burial site for Dwight and Mamie.


National WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, MO)

This memorial site was dedicated in 1921, and Congress declared it the nation's official World War I musuem in 2004.


National WWII Museum (New Orleans, LA)

Established in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, this site became the nation's official World War II museum in 2003.


Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site (Denison, TX)

Eisenhower was born in this home in 1890. The nearby visitors center includes a museum.


Mamie Eisenhower Birthplace (Boone, IA)

Mamie was born here in 1896. Her family moved away in her infancy, but the Eisenhowers regularly visited Mamie’s mother’s family in Boone. The house now features a museum.  


Eisenhower National Historic Site (Gettysburg, PA)

Since Eisenhower was a lifelong solider, he and Mamie never owned a home until 1950, when they purchased this property next to the Gettysburg battlefield. It served as a retreat for them while Eisenhower was President and as their home afterward.


Gold Coast Railroad Museum (Miami, FL)

Features the Ferdinand Magellan U.S. Number 1 railroad car, built for Franklin Roosevelt and also used by Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.