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.Use our Lancaster tour builder app to visit Sherman House Museum on your trip to Lancaster, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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
Sherman House Museum Reviews
It was amazing to see where such a famous historical figure was born and grew up for the beginning of his life. The tour guide was very informative and gave a nice tour. Only 4 rooms were the... more »
I'm a huge Civil War nerd -- my father started me at a young age and it never ceased. Being able to take this tour was like heaven for me, but not my wife. I think this is a tour that would... 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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