Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

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Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home Built by the Eisenhower Foundation, with funds raised through public gifts, the Eisenhower Museum is constructed of Kansas limestone. Originally dedicated on Veterans Day, 1954, the Museum was built to house the materials and objects related to Dwight D. Eisenhower's life. It contains over 30,000-square feet of gallery space, with exhibits showing not only the fine art objects collected by and given to Eisenhower but also the story of his carrers as military leader and President of the United States.

The Museum is divided into five major areas consisting of an introductory gallery, changing exhibits gallery, a First Lady's gallery, a military gallery, and a presidential gallery. Of special interest and importance is the changing exhibits gallery. A different exhibit is presented periodically so that repeat visitors can experience something new.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA is an independent federal agency that preserves our Nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all federal records. The Presidential Library system is made up of nine Presidential Libraries and two Presidential Projects and are a part of the National Archives and Records Administration

Admission: Adults $10, Seniors(62+) $9, Children(6-15) $2
Hours: Museum Hours Daily 9am - 4:45pm, except Holidays. Summer Hours: 8 am - 5:45 pm
Address: 200 SE Fourth Street
Phone: 877-RING-IKE
Fax: 785-263-6715
Our Email:
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

All buildings at the Center are handicapped accessible

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