5 Things You Need to Know About Visiting the Eisenhower Museum

By Abilene CVB on May 26, 2021

Updated 6/8/2021


We know you like Ike and we do, too! But before you visit, please read these 5 tips for visiting the Eisenhower Museum.

Please note, the Eisenhower Museum and Place of Meditation are both open. The Place of Meditation is a church-like building that was designed by Dwight D. Eisenhower and is the location of his final resting place. Mamie, and his young son Doud, are also buried there. Scanning the campus, you see where he grew up and where he is laid to rest. The museum tells the “dash” between his birth and his death.

1. Limited hours


The Eisenhower Museum is open from 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday – Saturday.

2. Advance tickets required


Advance tickets are required for entry. They must be purchased online. They do not accept in-person or over-the-phone ticket purchases. Insider tip: try visiting as early as possible to allow the most time in the museum. The exhibits are phenomenal!

Purchase tickets

3. Visitors Center, Library, and Boyhood Home Are Closed


The Visitors Center, Presidential Library, and Boyhood Home are all closed. Please note, the Boyhood Home is in its original location. 

Take a virtual tour of here.

4. Groups

We know your group wants to visit, but the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is not currently scheduling group visits. Please see EisenhowerLibrary.gov/visit/visit-safely for more information.

For other great places to take your group, please contact the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau for assistance. We are happy to help you make alternative plans.!

5. Abilene welcomes you


While we know you may be frustrated, please note the reopening and policy decisions are not local decisions. The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is operated by the Washington, D.C.-based National Archives and Records Administration. We know this is not ideal, but we welcome you to explore Abilene, our business, and our attractions. We appreciate your visit.



Also, please see our list of other great "Ike Sites" in Abilene.

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