The Stables

The Stables (HMP4E)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.629', W 77° 15.789'

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Eisenhower National Historic Park

The entire family is eagerly awaiting the arrival at Gettysburg of the Quarter Horse. David is beside himself with joy and although he scorns any danger, I have assured his mother and grandmother that you are sending a gentle and tractable animal.
Eisenhower letter to Congressman
Walter Rogers, July 1955

You might have found eight or nine horses in these stables during Eisenhower's day. He was familiar with horses from his childhood in Kansas and his cavalry training at West Point. The family kept quarter Horses and Arabians at the farm, and over the years the horses produced a number of foals.

The president sometimes rode. But his son and daughter-in-law John and Barbara and their children were the more frequent riders. The family enjoyed riding around the farm and on the trails on the battlefield. When the family rode beyond the confines of the farm, Secret Service agents were required to follow by car or horseback.
HM NumberHMP4E
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306229 N 4407323
Decimal Degrees39.79381667, -77.26315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.629', W 77° 15.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 37.74" N, 77° 15' 47.34" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 243 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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