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

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What You Should Know When Planning Your Trip


Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Gift shop, Museum* and Boyhood Home*)

  • Last museum entry is one hour prior to closing.
  • Campus grounds are open daily sunrise to sunset.
  • Library and Place of Meditation buildings are open daily.
  • *Tickets are required for the Museum and Boyhood Home.
  • The reading room is open for onsite (in-person) research Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is by appointment only and requires an advance consultation. 


  • Two large parking lots, accessible from Hwy15/Buckeye Avenue, are on the north and south side of our campus.
  • Bus / RV parking is available in the south lot.

Special Weather Notice

During the winter months, inclement weather sometimes prompts the delay or closure of the campus. If you plan to visit during these periods, please check the website or social media pages for status updates.


  • A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • All buildings are equipped with ramps and elevators as appropriate.
  • Hearing aid telecoil loops are in place in the museum exhibits.
  • National Archives’ Service Animal Policy permits dogs and other service animals specifically trained to perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Therapy animals are not considered service animals under the ADAAA 2008. Service animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times.


  • Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their owners on campus grounds, however they are not permitted inside the buildings. Please clean up after your pets.


  • Guests are welcome to photograph and record all museum exhibits except for video presentations. Use of flash or additional lighting is prohibited.
  • Additional photography guidance can be found in CFR Title 36.
  • Drone or UAS pilots/operators are not allowed to operate on NARA owned or leased facilities without prior written permission. 


Visitors, as well as their belongings, are subject to inspection. The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain 6-foot social distance during these procedures. 


  • Tickets are required for the Museum and Boyhood Home.
  • Tickets are not required to explore the campus grounds, library exhibits, or Place of Meditation.
  • Museum tickets may be purchased online in advance or in person upon arrival. If you purchase your ticket online, you will receive an email confirmation upon purchase. Be sure to check your spam folder for the email.
  • Boyhood home tickets may only be purchased onsite. Scheduled tours are available Tuesday through Sunday and are limited to 10 guests per time slot.


  Adult Senior (62+) Student
(K12/College w/ID)
  Museum + Home $20 $17 $15
  Museum only $15 $12 $10
  Home only $7 $7 $7

*Additional discount programs may be available. 

Military Discounts

Active duty military receive free admission. Discounted admission is offered with proof of veteran or retired status. Examples of this include:

  • Military ID card
  • We can accept both active and expired ID card
  • State-issued ID that lists veteran status (i.e., a driver’s license)
  • Form DD 214 (Dept. of Defense discharge papers)

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.

Free Museum Admission Days*

  • Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert
    (First Saturday of June)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)

*Free admission for the museum exhibits. Tickets for scheduled home tours must be purchased.

Additional info

  • Place cell phones on silent. Cell phone use is discouraged.
  • Food, chewing gum, and beverages are prohibited in the exhibit areas.
  • Firearms and other dangerous weapons are prohibited, in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 930 and 36 CFR 1280.


Groups of 20 persons or more with reservations are eligible for a reduced adult-rate admission with a single payment. All group visits must be scheduled in advance. Contact us to schedule your group reservation.

If you are a K-12 group, visit the Eisenhower Foundation's website for scheduling and program options.


We suggest that groups allow a minimum of 90 minutes to get the most of their museum experience.

Payment Information

Payment by cash, company check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover) should be made by arrival.

Payment by company check should be made for the exact amount on arrival. Payments by company check exceeding the amount due cannot be refunded. Payment may be made in advance by credit card.


The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum offers motor coach parking in the south parking lot.


Visiting Ike's Hometown

"I come from the very heart of America."  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 12, 1945

Named one of the "Best Small Towns to Visit" by Smithsonian Magazine, there are plenty of things to do while you are in town. Learn more at the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Last Revised Date
March 03, 2024