The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
The Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation gave the Eisenhower Birthplace site to the State of Texas 60 years ago, on October 3, 1958. Please stop by for refreshments and free tours of the Birthplace house at 2 & 3 p.m.
Eisenhower gained national fame after America entered World War II. In 1942, he was promoted to major general. Months later, he became commander in chief of the Allied Forces and led Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded the Allied forces in the Normandy invasion—the largest amphibious invasion in history.
Moved by patriotism, Denison residents raised money to purchase the house where he was born and opened it as a museum in 1946.
Ike returned to town on a presidential campaign trip in 1952, and Eisenhower Birthplace became a state park while he was still president in 1958. He made his final visit to the home in 1965 to dedicate the Eisenhower Auditorium at Denison High School.