200 SE 4th Street • Abilene, Kansas 67410 • 785.263.6700 • 877.RING.IKE

Hours of Operation

    Open Daily
 
  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., August - May
    8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., June - July

    We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Admission Fee*

New rates are effective August 1, 2019. Our new pricing structure provides an option for the museum, home tour, or a combination ticket.

  • Adult: $15 Museum, $7 Home, or $20 Combo
  • Senior (62+): $12 Museum, $7 Home, or $17 Combo
  • Student (K-12/College with ID): $10 Museum, $7 Home, or $15 Combo

We are a proud member of the Blue Star Museum program. Military families (up to 5 family members) receive free museum admission Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. 

*Additional discount programs may be available. 

Groups

Groups of 20 persons or more with reservations are eligible for a reduced adult-rate admission. To make reservations for your group please call 785-263-6700 or toll free 877-RING-IKE. Walk-in groups are always welcome.

For information on school groups, click here to visit the Eisenhower Foundation's website and learn about planning and scheduling a K-12 field trip.

Researchers

Please see Conducting Research for research room hours and to schedule your research visit.

Meet Ike and Mamie again - for the first time!

The all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is now open. The most recent innovations in technological components and interactives are guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles.

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Plan Your Visit

Our 22-acre campus provides a lot of opportunities for learning and leisure. There is a lot of ground to cover. All buildings are accessible. Wheelchairs are available.

Begin your tour in the Visitors Center where our staff will help you purchase tickets and map out your visit.

Limited schedule? This is how much time you need.

  • Orientation film: 23 minutes
  • Burial site: 15 minutes
  • Home tour: 15 minutes 
  • Souvenir shopping: Take as long as you would like, we don’t mind.
  • Exhibits: 1 – 4 hours
  • Research: 2 hour minimum
  • Photo ops: 15 minutes      

Not able to see it all? No worries! Stay overnight and just come back the next day to finish and we will honor your admission ticket.

Visitors Center: Tickets | Souvenir Shopping | Orientation Film
This building is the information hub for tourists. Start your visit here to purchase tickets and watch the 23-minute orientation film. End your visit here for souvenir shopping.

Boyhood Home: Guided tours every 15 minutes.
The Eisenhowers lived in this house from 1898 until mother Ida Eisenhower died in 1946. The house is located on its original site and contains furniture and items left by Mrs. Eisenhower. Last tour of the day is 4:30 p.m.

Statue: Photo Op
The 11-foot bronze statue of General Eisenhower stands in the center of the campus. Be sure to #StandLikeIke in your photo and tag us! @IkeLibrary #IkeLife

Library: Exhibits | Research | Photo Op
View temporary exhibits on the second floor gallery or conduct research in the archives. The archives house over 26 million pages that are available for the public to research everything from genealogy, essays, theses, book projects, you name it. An average year brings about 800 researchers with nearly 25% from overseas. 

Museum: Exhibits | Photo Op
Using Ike and Mamie’s own words, the all-new exhibits are complete with new technology and interactive components. Examine artifacts and stories from the archives to gain an understanding of how Ike’s experiences made him the perfect General to lead the Allies to victory in Europe during WWII. Hear Ike’s words on a variety of issues from D-Day to world peace in the new mini-theaters. Learn about Mamie not only as First Lady, but as a friend. Discover why Dwight Eisenhower became known as the Champion of Peace.

Pylons: Photo Op
Located on the east end of campus, this monument makes for a great photo op!

Place of Meditation: Burial site
This is the final resting place of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and their first-born son, Doud.

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Getting Here

Abilene is located on Highway I-70 approximately 150 miles west of Kansas City and 120 miles north of Wichita. The Eisenhower Presidential Library is located about 2 miles south of I-70 on K-15.

Driving Directions
The easiest way to get to Abilene is by automobile. We are located at Exit 275 on I-70 and K-15. View on Google Maps.

Airplane
Car rental service is available at each airport:

Parking
All parking is free. Spaces are available for tour buses and recreational vehicles.

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While You're Here

Information about visiting Abilene including dining, lodging, and visiting other attractions can be found on the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

 

Last Revised Date
August 08, 2019