Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

4.8
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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gettysburg trip simple and quick.
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  • What a great house and tour. The docent we had told the story of the house and family which made it more interesting most tours we had ever been on. Remember to close the doors behind you when you lea...  more »
  • Completely restored old home that was turned into a museum reflecting the occupation of the home by Confederate soldiers during the battle of Gettysburg. We had an amazingly knowledgeable tour guide, ...  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.😃😃
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