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Sherman House Museum

137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
+1 740-687-5891
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A Civil War Buff's Must-See

This is a wonderful way to find out interesting facts about Gen. Sherman and his upbringing until... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Scott P
Newberg, Oregon
Sherman House

When in the area of downtown Lancaster, Ohio (and who doesn't pass this way upon occasion when in... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Lancaster, United States
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The Sherman House Museum is closed for the winter. We will reopen in April 2018.** The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman. This 1811 home features an outstanding Civil War exhibit and Sherman family treasures. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Civil War Preservation Trail and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. The museum gift shop features Civil War and local history books as well as puzzles, games and more.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

This is a wonderful way to find out interesting facts about Gen. Sherman and his upbringing until he was sent off the live with the Ewings upon the death of his father. Upstairs is a collection of period weapons. Our docent enthusiastically conducted our small...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed October 16, 2017

When in the area of downtown Lancaster, Ohio (and who doesn't pass this way upon occasion when in central Ohio?) be sure to stop at The Sherman House, just east of Downtown on US22. The birthplace of William Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman is a small museum...More

Thank margarethZ3248RD
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Beautiful Civil War home of the Sherman's. Great Paintings on the walls and my guide explained all of them, very interesting. Many unusual items in the house and our guide made it fun in letting us guess what they were. General Sherman was very shrewd...More

Thank terrsall
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit. had to park along the street.Loved the collection of guns & swords. Had a very informative tour guide. our tour was over an hour long, if your a civil war buff its a must see stop,

Thank 3simon8
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is a good place to visit if you want to know a little bit more about Lancaster, Ohio or General Sherman. There are some Ewing family connections. It is worth a visit but not for the kids or young teenagers.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come to when you are just so proud of living in the same town as William Tecumseh Sherman. I loved touring this place.It really makes you appreciate the sacrifices this man gave to fight for his country and territory. I...More

Thank jmaosu43
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is a nice tour of where John and William Tecumseh Sherman were born and raised. Guide did a good job with family history and some good artifacts are located. That said, 90% of the house and tour is about William. Would be nice to...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Most interesting, and eye opening to Sherman's life. We are from the south,lol, so not the most favorable General. We enjoyed our visit quite well.

Thank MMorgan2571
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Being a Civil War buff, a had only moderate expectations about what I would find at this museum. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the amount of historic items, portraits and genuine personal artifacts relating to W.T. Sherman, that they had on display. The tour...More

Thank civilwarToronto
Reviewed May 17, 2017

If you are in the area of Lancaster Ohio and are a Civil War buff, this is a must see place. It will only take at max 2 hours to go through with the tour and looking without a guide. Interesting items of General Sherman...More

Thank SargePD
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