Annual Picnic

2022 Picnic Registration

Join us Saturday, July 16, 2022 for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society 13th Annual Summer Picnic at Eisenhower National Historic Site, weather permitting. Our Special Use Permit from the National Park Service now requires us to provide the Park with an alternate date for our annual gathering in the event of severe weather. That date will be Sunday, July 17th.  The decision to postpone a day for weather will be made by Thursday morning, the 14th.  Please hold both dates open on your calendar.  If a weather delay does occur on Saturday and you are unable to attend the picnic on Sunday, refunds are not possible as we must honor our financial commitments to our picnic vendors.

The picnic theme this year is “1950s Popular Culture” as evident during the Eisenhower presidential years.  Wearing 1950s attire is welcome, though totally optional.  Our caterer, the Ragged Edge Coffee House, is preparing some of the Eisenhowers’ favorite foods including Angus beef sliders and new this year, chicken prepared in Ike’s barbecue sauce.  Mamie’s Apple Pie will again be on the menu!  You can have a glass of wine as well.  During and after dinner listen to the Buzz Jones Quartet featuring music from the 1950s. Sinatra and Elvis, anyone?  You and your guests may drive directly to the farm.  For GPS systems or Google maps, use the address 243 Eisenhower Farm Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Follow the signs for handicapped parking.  Parking is in the field, east of the house or, if handicapped, on the macadam near the barn.  The price for picnic tickets is $40 a person or $230 for a table of six people. 

Go to REGISTRATION & PAYMENT FORMS BELOW, (Online or Offline Options).

You may participate in any of the following activities:

Schedule of Events

  • ARRIVE & CHECK-IN AT EISENHOWER FARM – 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
  • SIGN UP FOR A HOUSE TOUR (groups of 21) – 4:30, 4:45, & 5:00.  Arrive by 4:15 to register as house tour space is limited and first come, first served.
  • TRY YOUR HAND AT THE PUTTING GREEN CONTEST – 5:00 PM – 5:40 PM Sponsored by David and Cynthia Salisbury
  • ATTEND AN EISENHOWER TALK– 5:15 pm (20-30 minutes) Join a member of the park staff for a short walking tour around the yard to hear some interesting stories about the Eisenhowers.
  • ENJOY DINNER – 5:50 PM Under the picnic tent. Participate in the Trivia Contest with your tablemates. No use of the internet allowed!
  • DOOR PRIZES from our donors.
  • LISTEN TO The Buzz Jones Quartet featuring music of the 1950s. 7:30 PM
  • HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME- 8:00 PM

Other things to do while at the farm:

  • VIEW WAYSIDE EXHIBITS – Around the property.
  • SEE THE EISENHOWER PAINTING – On display in the Eisenhower Home until 5:45 PM
  • TAKE A WALK TO THE CATTLE BARNS AT FARM 2 – (ask for a detailed map at check-in)
2021 Annual Picnic Dwight D Eisenhower Society

Eisenhower Farm Map

Our Phone Number:
717-398-2349

Executive Director:
Carol Hegeman

Our Email Address:
info@dwightdeisenhowersociety.org

Our Mailing Address:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Society
P.O. Box 4772
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Our Office Location:
789 Baltimore Street, Suite 100
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Schedule of Events & Farm Map

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Offline Picnic Registration & Payment Form

Picnic Registration Form (PDF) for “Postal Mail” or “In Person” (paper) registration.

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See Below for ONLINE Registration and ONLINE Payment.

Step 1 – Online Picnic Registration for July 16th

    Step 1: Picnic Registration Only

    Please Complete Form, Scroll to bottom & click SEND REGISTRATION.

    Step 2: Payment is handled separately -- Select a green payment button for credit card payment.

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    Note: We will PRINT name tags using your GUEST NAMES, so please type carefully.

    Step 2 – Online Payment

    Credit Card Payments are processed by our partner: First Data Corporation.

    3 payment attempts are allowed. You will receive a receipt via email upon payment completion.