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
Learned quite a bit about Sherman and the family from Connie, our tour guide. Sherman lived in the South for a time before the Civil War. We have passed by the house many times on the way to Hocking H... more »
It was pure serendipity that we happened to be driving through Lancaster and saw the Sherman House Museum. The staff was outstanding in guiding us through the Sherman House, where 'Cump' the Civil War... more »
Great tour of William T. Sherman's house! Staff were very knowledgeable.
Learn about the boyhood home of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. Docent tours and cute gift shop. Located in the old downtown with restaurants and pubs within walking distance.
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