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Sherman House Museum, Lancaster

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History Museum · Historic Site
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 and the 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 County 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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  • Contents in house were very interesting and excellently explained by tour guide. Both ladies working at front desk were very courteous and one lady walked us out back to show us where Georgian Museum....  more »
  • I found the tour guides very knowledgeable. Very interesting and accurate. The house is not very big but it was not overwhelming. Can't imagine 11 kids there.  more »
  • Small town museum but really great experience. The house is decent but the good stuff is upstairs in the war portion.
  • Very nice and interesting. Staff needs to brush up on their knowledge of General Sherman and the civil war era.

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