Abilene, Kansas: Ike's Boyhood Home, Museum, Statue, and Grave

Tour the modest home where future President Dwight Eisenhower lived from age two to 21; see the class ring in the museum that he used to propose to future First Lady Mamie; see a statue of Ike that's a twin of one at West Point; and visit the graves of Ike, Mamie, and their infant son Doud, who they called "Icky." .

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Address:
200 SE 4th St., Abilene, KS
Hours:
Grounds open dawn-dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
785-263-6764
Admission:
Museum $12.
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Eisenhower Library and Museum.

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home

The 34th President from the 34th state attracts visitors to Abilene, his boyhood home, every year. Although not designed for selfies, many people take them with the 11-foot-high bronze statue of General Eisenhower.

[Julie Roller Weeks, 09/20/2022]

If you arrive via the interstate, thank Ike for signing into law the federal legislation that made them possible.

Ike statue.

Ike's Boyhood Home, Museum, Statue, and Grave

Because there's so much to see, upon request the Eisenhower Visitors Center will annotate the back of your ticket, making it good for a second day. No overnight parking in their lot is permitted.

[Joe Kleinsmith, 06/04/2017]
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