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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  • Love Gettysburg. Took a great friend there to track down his Great Grandfather who fought in the battle. What an experience.  more »
  • Took the Candlelight Christmas tour which is offered at the Shriver House on selected Friday & Saturday evenings during the Holiday season. The house is decorated for Christmas as it would have been i...  more »
  • We have gone to the Shriver House before during the summer. This time, it was over Thanksgiving break so it was decorated for the Christmas holiday. It was a great tour with some different information...  more »
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  • Tour the Shriver House to understand the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. One of the better tours in Gettysburg.
  • Best place to hear about the people of Gettysburg and what they went thru during and after the 3 days battle. Loved our guide. She was a excellent hostess.
  • Great time. Bonnie is the best!
  • 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
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