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

Museum Renovation

The entire 25,000 square feet of exhibit space in the museum building will be all new this summer -- opening late July! Featuring technology components and interactives, the comprehensive redesign will tell the story of Ike and Mamie in their own words.

  • The new exhibits are expected to open in late July. The date had to be postponed from June due to the recent government shutdown. Continue to check this site for additional updates as we near project completion.
  • Temporary exhibits are located in the library building until the museum project is complete.

Hours of Operation

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

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

Admission Fee

Pricing effective October 1 through duration of the renovation.

    Adult     $10
    Senior (62 & Over)     $7
    Military (Retired / Disabled)     $7
    Student (K-12 / College with ID)     $5
    Ages 5 & Under     FREE
    Military (Active With ID)     FREE

Researchers

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

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.

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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: 30 minutes – 2 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
Exhibits are located inside the Eisenhower Presidential Library while the museum exhibits are being renovated. In addition to the library gallery space, this is a working library where the public uses the 26 million pages of the archives to conduct research – everything from genealogy, essays, theses, to book projects.

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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Local Amenities, Dining and Accommodations

Additional information about Abilene, including local lodging and dining options, can be found by visiting the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

TRAVELING TO ABILENE:

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.

Automobile
The easiest way to get to Abilene is by automobile. We are located at Exit 275 on I-70 and K-15. 

Airplane
Car rental service is available at each airport.

  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK)
  • Salina Regional Airport (SLN)
  • Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

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

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Last Revised Date
June 20, 2019