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Sherman House Museum, Lancaster

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The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman and home of the remarkable Sherman family. The Sherman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Civil War Preservation Trail and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. It, along with Georgian Museum, is owned and operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association.

The original frame home built in 1811 consists of a parlor/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and children's bedroom. The Sherman family added onto the house in 1816, including a parlor and study for (father) Judge Charles Sherman. All of these rooms have been restored to look as they would have when the Sherman's lived here. A brick front was added to the house in 1870 and this victorian parlor is furnished almost completely with furniture owned by the General and Ellen Sherman when they lived in New York City after his retirement. It includes a parlor set originally owned by General Ulysses S. and Julia Grant. One upstairs bedroom houses family memorabilia, another is a re-creation of General Sherman's Civil War field tent which contains several items that he used during the war and a sound and light presentation depicting his passion for the Union. The last room you will visit houses an excellent exhibit of Civil War artifacts, guns and GAR memorabilia.

Open April 2nd through November, 2013

Tuesday through Sunday, 12-4 pm

Closed Mondays & Holidays

Open by appointment Jan-Feb-March

For group tours call 740-654-9923
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  • When in the area of downtown Lancaster, Ohio (and who doesn't pass this way upon occasion when in central Ohio?) be sure to stop at The Sherman House, just east of Downtown on US22. The birthplace of ...  more »
  • Beautiful Civil War home of the Sherman's. Great Paintings on the walls and my guide explained all of them, very interesting. Many unusual items in the house and our guide made it fun in letting us gu...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our visit. had to park along the street.Loved the collection of guns & swords. Had a very informative tour guide. our tour was over an hour long, if your a civil war buff its a must see...  more »
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  • The hours listed are close@4pm/1600hrs. BUT the docent told me they only do guided tours. If no one is there by 3pm/1500hrs they close shop. So when we showed up at 3:10pm/1510hrs the place was locked up tight with a closed sign in the window. The docent was leaning on the front fence chit chatting, hence this inside dope from May2017.
  • The tour guide was very good and the building was well preserved
  • Fantastic place! If you're a Civil War buff or even if not, you'll love this museum. The docents were very well informed and friendly.
  • The staff were very friendly.
  • The Sherman House Museum will be closed July 4th, 2015. It will be open Friday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 5th, from noon until 4 p.m.

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