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Shriver House Museum

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You may know what happened on battlefield...but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town? The Shriver House Museum is an award-winning Civil War museum dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg...more
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309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2602
+1 717-337-2800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I spent several days in Gettysburg exploring! The Shriver House Museum was fascinating; the tour guides wear "period clothes," there's a video on the unique finds when the house was restored in the 1990's, a civilian family lived here and their tale...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a MUST SEE! What a great story! Nice to get the civilian side of the Gettysburg Battle. The guides were great. Loved it!

Thank Lois A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was wonderful and his voice was easily heard while the tour was going on. My husband and I got so used to the ghost tours that we've never tried a different kind. This was TOTALLY worth it! It was actually more interesting...More

Thank Amanda L
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Amanda. I'm glad you gave the Shriver House tour a try and we are pleased you enjoyed it. There are so many different ways to learn about what happened in our town - glad you chose the Shriver House for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I opted to take this tour to get some insight what life was like for the civilians during the war. We are glad we did. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a good perspective of life during and after the...More

Thank RayV555
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

RayV555, thank you for taking the time to review the Shriver House. The Shrivers' story is extraordinary, but it is moving to think this is just one story from one family who lived through the horrors of July, 1863 in Gettysburg. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great tour of the house. Just like it was during the Civil War even with the attic where the Confederates stayed in the house. Nice guide in costume and the gift shop was reasonable.

Thank Donald I
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Donald, for taking the time to review your visit. Seeing the house the way it was and understanding the Shrivers' story goes a long way to understand how all the townspeople were affected by the fighting. Please stop in again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this museum was like taking a step back in time. You experience what you or your family would have endured during the Civil War, in the small town of Gettysburg. Our guide was very informative, and the trip up to the attic was my...More

Thank albertpaa
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes, it is amazing to stand in the attic where Confederate sharpshooters set up a snipers' nest and eyewitnesses confirm at least two soldiers were killed. We take great pride in preserving the house and their story. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guides in period dress take you through the home and explain what happened during the battle. It is very entertaining and informative. I enjoyed visiting the attic where the rebel snipers hid, and were eventually killed themselves, by Union sharpshooters.

Thank goldfngr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I like things that have to do with history. We have come to Gettysburg to see and read about the civil war.Beware the battle fields are not the only way to see what happened , there are many places around town that...More

Thank Brian F
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Brian, we are so glad you came for a tour of the Shriver House to learn about the fighting from a different perspective - that of the civilians caught in the middle of the crossfire. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guides in period costume take visitors on a 30 minute tour of this restored and renovated Civil War House. The story of the Shriver Family is discussed, along with the fate of the house itself during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Thank Allen J F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum that tells you what it was like for the townsfolk. Our guide was wonderful. She made our visit super fun. A true story teller. One of our favorite visits so far.

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14 July 2016|
Response from sailor17n61w | Reviewed this property |
There is except for the attic. It isn't very strong, so if it's an especially warm day, be prepared.