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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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TripAdvisor
  • This is a nice tour of where John and William Tecumseh Sherman were born and raised. Guide did a good job with family history and some good artifacts are located. That said, 90% of the house and tour ...  more »
  • Most interesting, and eye opening to Sherman's life. We are from the south,lol, so not the most favorable General. We enjoyed our visit quite well.  more »
  • Being a Civil War buff, a had only moderate expectations about what I would find at this museum. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the amount of historic items, portraits and genuine personal ar...  more »
Google
  • The tour guide was very good and the building was well preserved
  • 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.
  • 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.