You’re invited! Eisenhower Historic Site in Gettysburg to host first ever Easter Egg roll!

12 March 2024- If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. for the White House Easter Egg Roll, then hop on down to Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA, to participate in our first-ever Easter Egg Roll event! Stop by Eisenhower National Historic Site from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, March 30th to enjoy games, a scavenger hunt, and most importantly, an egg roll. All events and activities can be completed on a rolling basis throughout the afternoon.

The tradition of the White House Easter Egg Roll started under President Rutherford B. Hayes and has continued off and on ever since. World Wars, the Great Depression and global food shortages after World War II caused several presidents to forgo the event. But, in 1953, the Eisenhowers moved into the White House and Mamie Eisenhower reignited the tradition.

Eisenhower National Historic Site hopes to capture the spirit of renewal and joy of springtime with the help of the Gettysburg Foundation, Destination Gettysburg, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, and the Adams County Library.

The Eisenhower home will not be open for tours. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Monday, April 1 from 11 AM to 2 PM.

If using your smartphone or GPS to get to the site, please use 250 Eisenhower Farm Road (off Emmitsburg Road), Gettysburg, PA as the address and follow signs to parking.

For questions, please email Ranger Eva Blankenhorn at eva_blankenhorn@nps.gov or call 717-253-5776.