February 2008
From Minnesota to Texas and back

Dwight David Eisenhower birth place Denison, Texas

On the morning of October 14, 1890, Dwight David Eisenhower was born in a modest two-story frame house at the corner of Lamar Avenue and Day Street in Denison, Texas. Ike was the only one of David and Ida Eisenhower's seven children born in Texas. The future leader of the free world in war and peace was born in a railroad neighborhood, with the family home nestled within a few yards of three railroad lines.


Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
200 Southeast Fourth Street
Abilene, KS

Eisenhower Museum's galleries and the Eisenhower Family Home

Some of the museum's 46,000 objects on display

Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969 and is buried in the Place of Meditation. In November 1979, Mamie Doud Eisenhower was interred here. Their first born son, Doud Dwight, was interred in 1966.