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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

709 Carroll St, Boone, IA 50036-2847
+1 515-432-1907
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Mamie Eisenhower Museum items were moved to the Boone History Museum

Mamie Eisenhower Museum items were moved to the Boone History Museum located at 602 Story Street... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
John C
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Ames, Iowa, United States
Strong collection

This museum has clothes and a car that belonged to Mrs. Eisenhower. The memorabilia collection is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
itsme018
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Des Moines, IA
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The Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace is TEMPORARILY closed, pending maintenance & repairs. Documents & other artifacts of Mamie's life have been moved to the Boone History Center, where they may be viewed in a climate-controlled gallery dedicated to Boone's First Family that is also accessible to the mobility-impaired. The Boone History Center is located at 602 Story St. in Boone, IA.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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709 Carroll St, Boone, IA 50036-2847
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+1 515-432-1907
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Mamie Eisenhower Museum items were moved to the Boone History Museum located at 602 Story Street, Boone, IA. The home needs some repairs and is closed. The items located inside the Museum take up a large room separate from the other exhibits. The beautifully restored...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This museum has clothes and a car that belonged to Mrs. Eisenhower. The memorabilia collection is very good and if you take the time to look at it, you will see some very interesting things and learn something you didn't know. The house is very...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Wife of WWII Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower who was later U.S. president was born in this house. Her and her husband later visited during the dedication. It gives an idea of how life was back then. Immaculate grounds and house exterior. The...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This was such a neat tour. The lady was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Worth seeing.

Thank EnjoyLifeAlways
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

For a $5 tour fee, you can see the place she was born and some of the historical belongings of those days. The site is very well kept. Very friendly and informative staff. Very family friendly. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Nice place!...More

Thank init4keeps
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Just stopped to see the location and the house. Used this stop to complete history of the Eisenhowers -- I had been to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum and Library in Abilene, KS and the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg, PA

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Our quite was informative and the house was fun to see. There were some original furnishings and clothing that she wore. The yard had pretty flowers too. Glad we stopped.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I will admit it...I'm a sucker for small museums. Many turn out not be worth much...but just often enough one stands out. This is one of those. The chances of you ever getting to Boone, Iowa, are probably not great. However, should you ever be...More

Thank demarsh2016
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We always love to visit the birthplace! The docents are passionate and knowledgeable! Always friendly

Thank Oper8bsn
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Open daily thru the Summer with conducted tours. Mamie was born in this house and its full of her family's items. Great look at a period of history. Two automobiles in carriage house. One Mamie's and the other her Uncle Joel's. License plate collection of...More

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olaotto
3 July 2016|
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Response from schonesland | Reviewed this property |
You pay the tour guide located inside the house. Tour the house, lower level and see Mamie's car and uncle Joel's car in the garage.
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