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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 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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  • The guided tour was outstanding the curator was extremely knowledgeable about the Sherman family history, the building and General Sherman. The house and grounds are very well kept and the... 
    The guided tour was outstanding the curator was extremely knowledgeable about the Sherman family history, the building and General Sherman. The house and grounds are very well kept and the...  more »
  • This is definitely worth a visit and the tour guides are very knowledgeable and gracious. The group responsible for preserving and caring for this property has done a remarkable job. This tour is... 
    This is definitely worth a visit and the tour guides are very knowledgeable and gracious. The group responsible for preserving and caring for this property has done a remarkable job. This tour is...  more »
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  • Breathtakingly beautiful! This place is a must visit if you are interested in the American Civil War. Not only is it an excellent example of a 19th century home, but the childhood home of the "man who made Georgia howl"! (that's the state, not his wife; her name was Eleanor) 😁 There is an excellent display of items relating to the Civil War wonderfully displayed. The tour folks were friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Wonderful little museum full of so much interesting history! The ladies working when I visited were also great - so friendly and informative! This museum is a must-see for any history lover 🙂

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