Visitors to Eisenhower Birthplace tour the original 1870s home where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890. Visitors can also view a 12-minute video on Eisenhower, an original oil painting by the former president, campaign memorabilia, and more in the visitors center. Flowerbeds on site are maintained by the Grayson County Master Gardeners, and a larger-than-life bronze statue of Eisenhower is located north of the Birthplace home.
A guided interpretive tour of the site runs approximately 30 minutes. The tour is the only cost when visiting Eisenhower Birthplace. Please stop at the visitors center for information. Groups of 10 people or more should call ahead to check for tour availability. Furnishings in Eisenhower Birthplace are period and reproduction pieces; the Birthplace home does not contain any of the Eisenhower family's belongings.
Visitor parking is available in our main lot located at the visitors center. Please note that Shepherd and Day streets are closed at Crockett Avenue and do not provide access to Lamar Avenue. Lamar Avenue is closed at Day Street.
Groups & Tours
Guided tours are provided Tuesday through Sunday and are included in your admission fee. Most tours last about 30-45 minutes. There is no need to make a reservation unless you are bringing a group of 10 or more people.
If you have a group of 10 or more people, including school tours, please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance by submitting a tour reservation form. We recommend that you book spring school tours in the fall.
For more information, call 903-465-8908 or email us.
A museum store is located in the visitors center and offers books, magnets, postcards, replica campaign buttons, and other presidential-themed gifts.
Both the visitors center and Birthplace home have wheelchair-accessible ramps. Accessible restrooms are located at the picnic pavilion. It is a short walk from the visitors center to the Birthplace home.
Food and drinks are not available for purchase on site. Visitors may bring their own food and drinks to enjoy at the Pavilion, but we do not allow food or drinks in the Birthplace home. Water fountains and restrooms are located at the Picnic Pavilion. Photography is allowed in the visitors center and Birthplace home. Smoking is not permitted on site.
While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites:
- Red River Railroad Museum (0.4 miles)
- Loy Lake Park/Frontier Village (5 miles)
- Eisenhower State Park (10 miles)
- Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum (10 miles)
- Sherman Museum (12 miles)
- Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (16 miles)
For additional travel and history information, see the following resources: