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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. Discover how to plan a Gettysburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Couple this visit with the Jennie Wade museum for an understanding of the two income levels of living in Gettysburg that summer of 1863. Both museums are a great short view and background for the... 
    Couple this visit with the Jennie Wade museum for an understanding of the two income levels of living in Gettysburg that summer of 1863. Both museums are a great short view and background for the...  more »
  • It is very interesting to see what the citizens of the town lived like and what their experiences were at the time. It is a nice way to step back in time and appreciate history. 
    It is very interesting to see what the citizens of the town lived like and what their experiences were at the time. It is a nice way to step back in time and appreciate history.  more »
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  • So much history, and such an interesting story! We truly enjoyed our tour today, Deborah was great! This was the second time we toured, and we learned some new fun facts! Would definitely recommend!!
  • The Shriver House is a wonderful experience! The home is beautifully restored and historically accurate. Nancie and her guides tell the family's story with love and compassion.

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