Visitors to Eisenhower Birthplace tour the original 1870s home where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890. Visitors can also view a new eight-minute video on Eisenhower, campaign memorabilia, and more in the visitor center. Flowerbeds on site are maintained by the Grayson County Master Gardeners, and a larger-than-life bronze statue of Eisenhower is located north of the Birthplace home. 

A tour inside the house runs approximately 30 minutes. The tour is the only cost when visiting Eisenhower Birthplace. Reservations are recommended. Furnishings in the Eisenhower Birthplace are period and reproduction pieces; the home does not contain any of the Eisenhower family's belongings. 

Visitor parking is available in our main lot located at the visitor center (Search for 609 S. Lamar Ave.). Please note that Shepherd and Day streets are closed at Crockett Avenue and do not provide access to Lamar Avenue. Lamar Avenue is closed at Day Street. 

Groups & Tours 

Tours are currently provided Tuesday through Sunday and are included in the admission fee. Tours include time in the visitor center and another 30 minutes in the historic house. Group size is limited to 10 people. 

For more information, call 903-465-8908 or email us

Museum Store 

A museum store is located in the visitor center and offers books, magnets, postcards, replica campaign buttons, and other presidential-themed gifts.  


Both the visitor center and Birthplace home have wheelchair-accessible ramps. Accessible restrooms are located at the picnic pavilion. It is a short walk from the visitor center to the Birthplace home. 


Food and drinks are not available for purchase on site. Visitors may bring their own food and drinks to enjoy at the pavilion, but we do not allow food or drinks in the Birthplace home. Water fountains and restrooms are located at the picnic pavilion. Photography is allowed in the visitor center and Birthplace home. Smoking is not permitted on site. 

Nearby Attractions 

While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites: 

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