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Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

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Historic Walking Area · History Museum
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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  • We visited The Shriver House Museum on July 23. Our guide was Deb and she was amazing. Listening to her tell this family's story was like she was actually there with them. Very informative. Our 10yr.....  more »
  • We happened to walk by the Shriver House and decided to stop in on a whim, and boy we're glad we did! The house is just like it was in 1863 and the tour guides tell the story of the family who lived....  more »
  • To all Gettysburg yourself a favor after your battlefield tours .... go to the Shriver House for a fantastic & authentic presentation of Gettysburg battle horror through the eyes of civilians. It gives a whole new perspective to Gettysburg. The visual house presentation & oration of events that happened during those frightful days is extremely real and well worth your time. The docents are extremely well versed with facts and answers to any and all questions you may have. Abby, our guide, was tremendous.
  • This s isnan excellent historic site!!! Tells of one family experience of the war and how they were caught in no make land. This is a well done guided tour and the guide knew her stuff. All of the history is documented and very interesting!!! Do not miss this place if you want to see how civilians lived through this ferocious battle.😃😃

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