Fitting for a West Point graduate, the house and farm where Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president, used to raise Angus cattle are near the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. There's a pad for the presidential helicopter and a putting green for presidential golf. "On the back porch, he used to play cards a lot overlooking the fields," recounted Warshaw, editor of Reexamining the Eisenhower Presidency. Eisenhower also used his home and farm for personal diplomacy, inviting world leaders such as Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and French President Charles de Gaulle for private talks.
- Take a look at the gifts from visiting world leaders, including a silk carpet from the Shah of Iran and porcelain birds from Queen Elizabeth II of England.
- A World War II living history weekend is scheduled Sept. 17-18, 2011.