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Shriver House Museum

Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Museum is situated in the heart of Gettysburg's historic district. The home of George and Hettie Shriver and their daughters, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5), appears much the way it did when it was built in 1860, just a few months before the Civil War broke out. Today, guides in period dress recount the harrowing story of the Shriver family's experiences during the battle and the lasting effects on their lives. A tour of the Museum includes every room in the Shrivers' home plus the Confederate sharpshooters' nest in the attic - where written accounts (and forensic evidence) confirm at least two soldiers were killed - and a visit to Shriver's Saloon in the cellar.  At the conclusion of the tour see numerous artifacts discovered during the restoration of the Shrivers' home in 1996 including live civil war ammunition, civil war period medical supplies and much more.The Shriver House Museum has earned numerous awards including the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Historic Preservation Award. In addition to being selected as a Pennsylvania Civil War Trails site, the museum has been used as a filming site for PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, A&E, HGTV, BBC, CNN, and The History Channel.

309 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
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Local Tourism Resources:

  • Destination Gettysburg
    Inside the Historic Gettysburg Train Station 35 Carlisle Street.
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    717-334-6274 or 800-337-5015
    Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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