Located in the heart of Denison, the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working-class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitor center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.

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Location

609 S. Lamar Ave. 
Denison, TX 75021 
903-465-8908 
Contact us
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Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. 

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Tickets

Ages 5 & Under Free 
Adults $6 
Youth & Seniors $5
Family Fee (2 adults/1 child) $12 

All admissions above include tour access to the Sam Rayburn House for one week from receipt date.
School Groups $1 

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Programs

Guided Tours Tuesday-Sunday 
School Field Trips (link to reservation form)

Statue of Eisenhower in the garden

Plan Your Visit

Visitors to Eisenhower Birthplace tour the original 1870s home where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890.

Bedroom in main house

Eisenhower Birthplace History

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in the bedroom of the two-story house in Denison on Oct. 14, 1890.

Eisenhower Birthplace in the Blog

Historic Road Trip: Denison to Clarksville

Settled by Native Americans, conquered by Spaniards, then included as part of Mexico, this region is rich with history and culture. This part of North Texas was also home to several legendary Texans, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sam Rayburn, and Sam Bell Maxey—their stories are each told at a Texas Historical Commission state historic site in the area.