Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

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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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  • It was a small tour by costumed guide and took 1/2 hr. We saw the battle through this family and the toll it took on their lives, especially the children. It is a very personal story but one you would...  more »
  • Excellent and authentic presentation. Our guide was very good. Very interesting to walk through the house and hear about the Shriver family. The backyard garden is true to the period. Notice the sever...  more »
  • We were fortunate to have a very good tour guide. She did a very good job in relating the story of the Shriver family before (including their plans, aspirations), during and after the battle in Gettys...  more »
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  • Best place to hear about the people of Gettysburg and what they went thru during and after the 3 days battle. Lived our guide. She was a excellent hostess.
  • Loved the tour! Very interesting. Well worth the small amount that it costs for the tour. Bought some 16oz bar glasses that we love! Will visit again.
  • When went to the Shriver House while in Gettysburg. A fun piece of history. The tour was very informative, with a great tour of the house and Tavern in the basement. Go
  • This place was so cool! Is a just see but I believe you can only go with your buses
  • My husband and I visited the Shriver House one Sunday morning. It was very interesting to see how people lived pre and post Civil War. It was one of the highlights of our Gettysburg trip. It is a must see.

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Where to stay in Gettysburg

Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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