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Eisenhower Statue
Plan Your Visit
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eisenhower campus

Planning Your Visit

We invite you to explore the extraordinary life and legacy of the only 5-star General who became President of the United States. Each year, we host over 200,000 visitors on our beautiful 22-acre campus. Included in the five public buildings are the Visitors Center, the Eisenhower family home on its original location, the Presidential Museum, the Presidential Library, and the Place of Meditation where Ike, Mamie and their first-born son are interred.
After more than a year of renovation, the all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum opened in July 2019. This renovation project was a grassroots effort that was funded through donations to the Eisenhower Foundation’s Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Legacy of Leadership Capital Campaign. The Eisenhower Foundation provides funding for exhibits, educational programs, and community events at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas. To visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library's website, please click here.

Admission

Adult Tickets Senior (62+) Student (K-12/College with ID)
$15 Museum
$7 Boyhood Home
$20 both
$12 Museum
$7 Boyhood Home
$17 both
$10 Museum
$7 Boyhood Home
$15 both

Group Visits

Groups of 20 persons or more with reservations are eligible for a reduced adult-rate admission. Walk-in groups are always welcome. To make reservations for your group please call 785-263-6700 or toll free 877-RING-IKE. If you have a group which you believe qualifies as a K-12 school group, please refer to our IKEducation pages.

Researchers

The Research Room is open Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:00pm and 12:45pm-4:45pm. Researchers must register once each day and check in with security on the first floor of the Presidential Library. Before research can begin, researchers will be asked to produce photo identification (drivers license, passport, student identification card) and complete a brief application form. For more information visit: www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/research

Research Travel Grant

About the Research Travel Grant

The Eisenhower Foundation Abilene Travel Grants Program assists scholars' research of primary sources in the Eisenhower Presidential Library in such fields as history, government, economics, communications, and international affairs.  The grants program is funded and administered by the Eisenhower Foundation in Abilene, Kansas.

Grants are awarded to individual researchers on a competitive basis to cover a portion of expenses while in Abilene, Kansas, using the Eisenhower Presidential Library's extensive resources. The size of the grant (not to exceed $1,000) is dependent upon the distance traveled and duration of stay in Abilene. Grants are not retroactive and travel must occur within one year of award.

Important notice:

The 2020 Research Travel Grant application process is now open!
We hope to expedite the processing so travel can be arranged for summer research.

Grant Application

Applications are accepted once per year and must be postmarked or sent via email no later than August 14th, 2020.
See the submission section below for our physical address, or
submit your application electronically to info@eisenhowerfoundation.net.

Required Materials

  • Completed travel grant application.
  • A letter from the Eisenhower Presidential Library providing information on the availability of relevant materials in the Library's archives. You should request permission to use the holdings of the Library. An archivist at the Library will respond with a letter detailing collections that are pertinent to your research topic. Please address your inquires to:
    Eisenhower Presidential Library
    P.O. Box 339
    200 SE 4th Street
    Abilene, KS 67410
    Email
  • A curriculum vitae including academic experience and list of any publications.
  • A detailed summary (not to exceed five pages) of the subject and scope of your research. Funding priority will be given to well-developed proposals that will rely significantly on the resources in the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
  • A 10-15 page writing sample.
  • Two or three supporting letters from academic advisors or professional colleagues.

Submit an Application

Once required materials are ready, applicants should provide materials to:
Abilene Travel Grants Program
Eisenhower Foundation
P.O. Box 295
200 SE 4th Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Email

Applicants should direct questions to the Foundation by email to info@eisenhowerfoundation.net, or call 785-263-6771.

Selection Process

A selection panel reviews each application packet. All applicants will be informed in writing, usually via email, of the selection panel's decision approximately six to eight weeks after the application deadline. The grantee will be presented a check in the amount of the award upon their arrival at the Eisenhower Presidential Library to conduct research.

If the grantee's research results in a thesis, dissertation, book or article, a copy of the final product should be submitted to the Eisenhower Foundation. The publication will be placed in the holdings of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

Library & Museum Hours

Begin your tour in the Visitors Center where friendly staff will help you purchase tickets and map out your visit. All buildings are accessible and wheelchairs are available. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Open Daily

August - May June - July
9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Explore Abilene!
Enjoy history, cultural art, and shopping throughout the community. Visit abilenekansas.org

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