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Sherman House Museum, Lancaster

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4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • An engaging tour of the General's well-preserved boyhood home revealed where he learned his values and sense of duty which led to his leadership in the Civil War. The flower garden complemented a plea...  read more »
  • No question the Sherman House Museum was high on our list of central Ohio places to visit. And we did come away with additional knowledge about General Sherman but more thanks to asking questions than...  read more »
  • This house brings to life the history of General Sherman's life and family. This is so well done and the exhibits are well done and well explained. Our guide was first rate and very knowledgeable. Thi...  read more »
  • 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 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.
  • Being an American History fan, I was enthralled by the place . Great price and good family fun .
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  • Visit the birthplace of General WT Sherman in Lancaster, Ohio.
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