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Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
200 S.E. 4th Street
PO Box 339
Abilene, KS 67410
785-263-6700 or 877 RING IKE

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9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. daily
Closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and
New Year's Day

Summer Hours
June & July
8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Research Room Hours
M - F: 9:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Closed 12:00 - 12:45
Closed on Federal Holidays

Admission Fee
$10 Adult
$9 Senior 62 & Over
$2 Ages 6-15
FREE Ages 5 & Under
FREE Active Military

Admission fee includes
admission to all buildings.


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"When this library is filled with documents, and scholars come here to probe into some of the facts of the past half century, I hope that they, as we today, are concerned primarily with the ideals, principles, and trends that provide guides to a free, rich, peaceful future in which all peoples can achieve ever-rising levels of human well-being."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the Library, October 13, 1959


Exhibit Details

World War II Remembered:
Leaders, Battles & Heroes

2013 - 2016
Exhibits/ProgramsPromotional VideosUpdatesArticles

Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II
February 2014 - December 2016
Library 2nd Floor Gallery


See the Exhibits Schedule for details

Upcoming Events in Abilene

Easter Egg Roll and Easter Egg Hunt - The second annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll will be held Saturday, April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. This event is free and open to the public and will feature an Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, Easter bunny photos, a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt and more. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 1 p.m. when the siren sounds -- so don't be late! read more

Holocaust Remembrance & Genocide Awareness Week - A week of programs at Eisenhower Presidential Library and Kansas Wesleyan University, free and open to the public, April 21-25, 2014. read more

Interpretation & Imagery: Commemorating the Holocaust through Memorials and Museums - April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium - Dr. Mike Russell, KWU Associate Professor of History

"A Promise Kept - to Bear Witness" - April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium - Joyce Wagner (Holocaust Survivor) - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Normandy: Before and After D-Day
May 2 - Presented by Dominique Francois
1 p.m. at Visitors Center Auditorium
7 p.m. at Kansas Wesleyan Sam's Chapel

June 6-7, 2014 - Mark your calendars.....more information

See the calendar of events for upcoming events

News and Announcements

"Be Ye Men of Valour" Exhibit Now Open - A new exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Library tells the forgotten stories of the many smaller Allied countries during World War II. "Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II" explores the important victories, defeats and causes associated with these lesser-known nations and resistance groups. read more

New Carillon Donated to Eisenhower Presidential Library - You may have heard the bells ringing again at the Place of Meditation on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. A new carillon has been installed by the AMVETS (American Veterans) Memorial Carillon program. The previous carillon was damaged in a spring storm. read more

Attn: Motorcyclists - Our north parking lot was recently repaved and is still settling. You may want to park in our south parking lot or be sure to use a kickstand disk.

Take advantage of our partnership with Great Plains Theatre! Show your ticket stub and receive $5 in savings at either venue.


Teacher Workshop 2014, June 6 - 13 - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
World War II Remembered: The Road to War

Five Star Leaders - Five Star Leaders is an experiential-learning leadership program which challenges students in grades 8-12, college students, and adults to work together to solve a problem, confront a crisis, or accomplish a mission. Armed with original documents and knowledge of history and leadership, students take on the same challenges as those experienced by historical figures.

Boy Scouts of America - BSA Programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum teach the value of civic knowledge and engagement and encourage Scouts to be actively involved in the democratic process. Participating Scouts will earn the new Eisenhower Patch. The partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum builds on Dwight D. Eisenhower's commitment to civic education.

Living History Program - As part of our Living History Program, you may find the "Eisenhower boys" and neighborhood friends frolicking around the family garden. Keeping in mind the whims of Kansas weather, they can usually be found Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 10 a.m. during gardening season. Typically they tend the garden and play period games for an hour or two. Gardening season in Kansas can start anywhere in March/April running through the end of September depending on the weather.