Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

4.8
Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
Visit Shriver House Museum to learn the story of the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg through the lives of the Shriver family. The home has been restored to its 1860's appearance. You'll get an authentic look at how the battle affected the lives of the civilians of Gettysburg. Hettie Shriver, fearing for the safety of her young daughters, went to stay at the family's farm out of town, where some of the worst fighting took place. Guides in period clothing recount how Confederate soldiers quickly seized the empty house to set up a sharpshooter's nest. Notice the civil war bullets, some of which were still live when found in the attic in 1996. Discover how to plan a Gettysburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This tour was great! Gayle was our tour guide and she was super friendly and informative! The house is well preserved and the history is super interesting!  more »
  • Loved the tour of the house and really enjoyed the story of the shrivers. It’s definitely a must see!! Make sure you schedule your tour before hand at the gift shop.  more »
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  • To all Gettysburg visitors....do yourself a favor after your battlefield tours .... go to the Shriver House for a fantastic & authentic presentation of Gettysburg battle horror through the eyes of civilians. It gives a whole new perspective to Gettysburg. The visual house presentation & oration of events that happened during those frightful days is extremely real and well worth your time. The docents are extremely well versed with facts and answers to any and all questions you may have. Abby, our guide, was tremendous.
  • This s isnan excellent historic site!!! Tells of one family experience of the war and how they were caught in no make land. This is a well done guided tour and the guide knew her stuff. All of the history is documented and very interesting!!! Do not miss this place if you want to see how civilians lived through this ferocious battle.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
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