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Shriver House Museum

309 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-337-2800
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Ranked #10 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: More than 3 million soldiers fought in the Civil War. Every soldier, north and south, has a story. The Shriver House Museum tells the story of one of... more » Owner description: More than 3 million soldiers fought in the Civil War. Every soldier, north and south, has a story. The Shriver House Museum tells the story of one of those soldiers - George Washington Shriver. To walk through the home of George and Hettie Shriver today is a step back in time. The Shrivers' story unfolds as you walk through the family's authentically restored 1860 home with guides dressed in period attire to learn about their lives before, during and after the Civil War. A self-guided tour describes the 1860s neighbors and highlights the differences in the Shrivers' property from 1860 to today. « less
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Darling period house in downtown gettysburg with lots of history and great stories. Cute gift shop with neat Christmas cards. Worth the time and money

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Sugar Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very interesting guided tour that included a tavern and the attic where Civil War snipers were set up. Our guide was friendly and took the time to point out additional items of interest.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had planned our trip and this was on the list. It was definitely worth the time and money. Very interesting history, tour and museum. Be sure to put it on your list.

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Gave us an informative view of civilian life at the time of the Civil War. The story of the family as they braved the trip to and from the farm was heart wrenching. Hearing these stories brings to life the horrors of war. Must see tour.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visiting the Shriver House Museum gave us all a unique perspective from a non-military point of view. A definite must see!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This house museum depicts the life of one of the wives whose husband served his country and lost his life at the Battle of Gettysburg. Like so many other wives and mothers, little information regarding their soldier's deaths reached them. The bravery described by the tour guide of Mrs. Shriver as she raised her two daughters during this time was... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was wonderful and the house is a great piece of history. The attic with its sniper holes was fascinating as well as the forensic photographs. Make Sure to walk along the outside wall to see the bullet holes in the brick. Definitely worth a visit.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was a very interesting place to see how they lived during the civil war. The period furniture is nice. It reminded us that they were shorter than we are today. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We never miss this location. Every time we come to Gettysburg we tour the Shriver house. The best is on July 1, 2, 3rd when they hold the reenactment. After reading the books, I tend to find myself feeling as though I personally lived int hat time. Wonderful tour guides.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I thought it was a bit pricey - but overall, the narrative, tour and presentation was really worth the price. Great stories - and you see the battle thru the eyes of the townspeople which is very illuminating!! My original hiccough at the price was diminished as the tour went on and was completely gone by the end! Very nice,... More

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