Visitors to Eisenhower Birthplace tour the original 1870s home where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890. Visitors can also view a new 8-minute video on Eisenhower, 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 tour inside the house runs approximately 30 minutes. The tour is the only cost when visiting Eisenhower Birthplace. Please call for reservations. 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 (Search for 609 S. Lamar Avenue). 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
Tours are currently provided Tuesday through Saturday and are included in your admission fee. Tours include 30 minutes in the Visitors Center and another 30 minutes in the historic house. Group size is limited to 10 people.
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. The Museum Store is open but merchandise is also available through the Retail to Go program.
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: