Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We're staying at an nice RV park that is literally surrounded by the Gettysburg National Military Park. What a cool place! Once we got the RV settled in, we went over to the park headquarters and signed up for a tour of the Dwight D. Eisenhower farm and home here in Gettysburg. The brick structure on the right was the originl home with the larger white section added later. He and Mamie bought the farm in 1950 and lived in it during his two terms as President and they eventually retired here and enjoyed raising black angus cattle. While a rainstorm kept us from seeing the whole farm, we did tour the house itself that was packed with memorabilia and restored to look like it did when they lived here and saw some of the farm buildings.