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 
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Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday
Noon–5 p.m. 

Tours are at the top of each hour. Last tour at 4 p.m.

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Tickets

Adult $6
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $5
Child (6-17) $4
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $12, each additional child $1

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Programs

Facilitated Tours
School Field Trips

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.

Events at Eisenhower Birthplace

Radio Field Day event flyer

Grayson County Amateur Radio Club Field Day

Talk to the world using amateur radio with members of the Grayson County Amateur Radio Club.

Eisenhower Birthplace in the Blog

Civil Rights on the Line: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Railroads played a complicated role in the Jim Crow South. On the one hand, railroads were a poster child for Jim Crow. Segregated cars and waiting rooms were iconic symbols of the system. On the other hand, Black Americans used the railroad to challenge the system.

Picture of a group of women standing next to an airplane

From Doris to Dwight

Texans have always contributed a surplus of soldiers and resources to the nation’s military. But several of the state’s participants in World War II went above and beyond the call of duty.

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.