About Ike

The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home is part of the Presidential Libraries System administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.
  1. Abilene Years

    Dwight David Eisenhower wasn’t born in Abilene, Kansas, nor did he die there. But the years he spent in the central Kansas town were among the most important of his life.

  2. Army Years

    Learn more about General Eisenhower's illustrious military career.

  3. Presidential Years

    Find facts about the Eisenhower Presidency, which spanned from 1953 to 1961.

  4. Post-Presidential Years

    On January 20, 1961 President Eisenhower retired to his small farm adjacent to the battlefield outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In retirement he did not completely retreat from political life.

  5. Final Post

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. Learn more about Dwight's final resting place.

  6. Awards & Medals

    View a list of the numerous USA and foreign decorations of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  7. Chronologies

    View timelines of the lives of Dwight D. and Mamie Doud Eisenhower.

  8. Family

    Learn more about Ike's family, pets, and residences.

  9. Fun Facts

    Find some fun facts about Ike, such as his favorite foods and hobbies.


    View meaningful quotes made by Dwight D. Eisenhower on a number of topics.

  11. Speeches

    Read speeches given by Dwight D. Eisenhower that reflect his values and accomplishments as a military leader, statesman, and 34th President of the United States.