Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

(785) 263-6700
200 SE Fourth Street, Abilene, KS 67410
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Do you still like Ike? Not sure who Ike is? Either way, it’s time for you to plan a trip to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas! Come learn about the 5-star General and 34th President of the United States – Dwight David Eisenhower.



Current exhibits include "Eisenhower and the Great War", which gives an inside look on the making of Eisenhower during World War I that lead him to lead the Allied Forces in World War II, and "Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President", which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the Cowtown that raised a president!



Five distinct buildings make up the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum housed on 22 acres. Included are the Boyhood Home, the museum featuring multiple galleries, research Library, a Visitors Center with gift shop and introduction film, and the Place of Meditation – the President’s final resting place. It is one of soon to be 14 presidential libraries and the only one in Kansas! Open 362 days of the year – closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.



Parking is free. Spaces are available for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds or lunch at one of Abilene's many eateries in their downtown area.  



Show your military ID card and active duty personnel receive free admission. Family members receive discounted admission with military ID card.



The Eisenhower complex is located in the center of Abilene’s 5 Star Museum District. The district also includes the Greyhound Hall of Fame, Old Abilene Town, Abilene and Smoky Valley excursion train and Dickinson County Heritage Center, all within walking distance.

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  • Description There are a number of room rental options. Please contact the Facility Rental staff for pricing and additional details. 785.263.6700
  • Reception Capacity 170
  • Theatre Capacity 135
  • Banquet Capacity 170
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Classroom Capacity 125

Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Brownbag Series with David Nichols -- Ike and McCarthy

March 28, 2017 Abilene Map it

Listen and discuss with author David Nichols as he talks about his new book "Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret... Learn more

Eisenhower Marathon

April 8, 2017 Abilene Map it

The Eisenhower Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. It is an all paved course (traffic detoured until 1pm.) There will... Learn more

Symphony at Sunset - D-Day Commemorative Concert

June 3, 2017 Abilene Map it

Symphony at Sunset...Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert with the Salina Symphony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and... Learn more

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