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Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

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4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • The tour guide was knowledgeable and welcoming. She made the lives of the Shrivers come to life. So many good stories to share! 
  • We've been to Gettysburg a few times but this is the first time we stopped here. It gives a different perspective of the war, from a civilian point of view. Our guide was an entertaining and knowledge...  read more »
  • Absolutely brilliant day. From start to finish. Well worth the money, very informative. Beautiful place to see. Museum also great to see. Lots to interest all ages. Our guide was fabulous. Highly reco...  read more »
  • One of our favorite stops while visiting Gettysburg for the reenactment!! Our guide was extremely knowledgable and genuinely cared about preserving this great piece of history! She took us back in time to show us what is was like to be a civilian family during the civil war. This is a must see for adults and children while visiting the Gettysburg area!!!!
  • Excellent tour. Interesting to get some accounts from a family view of the war. Worth the time.
  • Went to the Shriver House on Friday 7/24/15. My 6 year old had such an enjoyable experience that she beg me to bring her back there the following day hours before we were set to leave Pennsylvania. The two period guides, Ms Marsha and Ms Laura , were very well informed and gave a great tour. Suitable for all ages and for the Civil War buff included as it gives a perspective on civilian life in the town before during and after the battle.
  • We visited with our three boys during the Christmas season. It opened such a wonderful discussion of daily life during the war. Beautiful museum
  • Very lovely people working here. The gift shop and museum is like a breath of fresh air. The tour was wonderful, detailed and very informative. A great place to bring children to so they can see what things were like 152 years ago before iPads, etc. The story of this family should be made into a movie. It was great.
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