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 nearly the same conditions in which it stood during the 1860 battle. You'll get an authentic look at how the battle hit 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. Guides in period clothing recount how Confederate soldiers quickly seized the empty house as a sharpshooter's nest. Notice the civil war bullets, some of which were still live when found in the attic in 1996. With our world travel planner, Gettysburg attractions like Shriver House Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a very nice stop to put on your agenda. My girlfriend seemed to enjoy it so much that she bought the book in the gift store. It is a story told by our very knowledgeable guide, it is extremely...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We were looking for someplace for our 7 & 9 year old to learn about the civil war in a way that would be interesting. This fit the bill. The tour of the house helped the kids understand how it was to ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    If you want to just stop in to see how they lived, this is the spot. Furnishings from that period are here and educational talks here. Learn a lot and see how they lived back then.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Been here several times, very nice little tour. Nicest house there.
  • June 15, 2017
    Interesting little museum you enjoy a little tour of the shriver house and hear the shriver family story during the civil war. The house is original and has little altercations. The story and history does not have a happy ending however it is very interesting
  • June 7, 2017
    A must see if you're in Gettysburg. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable!
  • April 10, 2017
    Great way to learn about what the families went through, not only during, but after the battle. The tour takes you back in time for 30-45 minutes.
  • June 11, 2017
    Had a great time the ladies were very nice and informative, have a great time here!

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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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