Effective Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. CDT, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is closed to the public until further notice. For more information, go to https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus.
Admission to the Museum
and Boyhood Home
$7 Boyhood Home
$7 Boyhood Home
Student (K-12/College with ID)
$7 Boyhood Home
Groups of 20 persons or more with reservations are eligible for a reduced adult-rate admission.
Walk-in groups are always welcome.
To make reservations for your group please call 785-263-6700 or toll free 877-RING-IKE.
If you have a group which you believe qualifies as a K-12 school group, please refer to our IKEducation pages.
Researchers must register once each day and check in with security on the first floor of the Presidential Library. Before research can begin, researchers will be asked to produce photo identification (drivers license, passport, student identification card) and complete a brief application form.
Visitors CenterTickets | Souvenir Shopping | Orientation Film
This building is the information hub for tourists. Start your visit here to purchase tickets and watch a short film that provides an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. Be sure to visit the gift shop before you leave!
Boyhood Home Guided tours every 15 minutes
The Eisenhower’s family home is located on its original site and contains furniture and items left by Ike’s mother, Ida, when she passed in 1946. Ike’s parents moved into the home in 1898 and provided a strong foundation for six boys to grow into successful men. Take a virtual tour of the boyhood home here.
LibraryResearch | Exhibits | Courtyard
As part of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Presidential Library’s archives house over 26 million pages of documents that are available for the public to research everything from genealogy, essays, theses, book projects, you name it. An average year brings about 800 researchers with nearly 25% from overseas. Small, temporary exhibits are often on display within the library’s lobby or on the second floor. A beautiful courtyard featuring a crystal chandelier from Czechoslovakia and the original flags of NATO is often used for events.
Museum Explore and Learn
The newly renovated museum features nine galleries of interactive exhibits that tell the story of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower’s amazing lives. Examine artifacts and stories from the archives to gain an understanding of how Ike’s experiences made him the perfect choice to lead the Allies to victory in Europe and then the United States through the tumultuous Cold War. Hear Ike’s words on a variety of issues throughout his life and discover why he became known as the Champion of Peace. Meet Ike and Mamie again -- for the first time!
Statue Photo Op with the Champion of Peace
The 11-foot bronze statue of General Eisenhower stands in the center of the campus. Be sure to #ILikeIke in your photo and tag us! @EisenhowerFoundation
Place of Meditation and Fountain Burial Site
Visit the final resting place of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and their first-born son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower.
Five pylons flank the eastern end of our campus. They were a gift from the Kansas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1956 and each presents a plaque that pays tribute to the Eisenhower family.
Our 22-acre campus provides opportunities for learning and leisure. Wheelchairs are available and all buildings are accessible. Begin your tour in the Visitors Center where our staff will help you map out your visit.
While you're in Abilene
Visit the exciting attractions Abilene has to offer!
Enjoy history, cultural art, and shopping throughout the community. Murals, live theatre, antique shops, Old Abilene Town, and rides on a 100 year-old carousel or excursion train are just some of the attractions that await your visit.
Abilene is known for its historic mansions and buildings, with 21 structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information including dining, lodging, and other attractions, visit the Abilene Convention and Visitor's Bureau's website at www.abilenecityhall.com.