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You may know what happened on battlefield...but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town? The Shriver House Museum is an award-winning Civil War museum dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg...more
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309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2602
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my favorite tour of our trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the family and war. So much of civil war history that we hear is based around the actual war and battles so it was so nice to hear a story about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited on Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 155 years after the event that was being reenacted (the only reenactment to take place on the original battleground that was in the very center of Gettysburg!). Historians working in the house were wonderful....More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Shriver House a few times and at different times of the year. It always very enjoyable and a learning experience for us. They always seem to get the tour fresh and do a great job telling the story of the family...More

1  Thank Dan068
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see the reenactment! Very educational. First hand look at what the Confederate soldiers did while they were at the Shriver house.

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went to this place the day before and they were raving about how great it was due to the tour guide. I believe she was an actress. We had purchased the gettysburg pass where you can choose 3 locations, so we headed here...More

1  Thank Cherie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour of the Shriver house and it was great, a definite must do! My 12 year old son and I were very interested in the story that took place here. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the story feel as...More

1  Thank Carmen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting to get the civilian perspective of the battle. Our docent (Gail?) was a wonderful storyteller. She transported us back to the days leading up to the battle. Even my teenage son was hanging on her every word. The home itself is...More

Thank amy m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is one if the best we had on our trip. It was so wonderful seeing all the battlefield museums but hearing and seeing the battle from the civilian aspect was amazing. You also get see where the Confederate snipers would take over the...More

Thank Suzy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I take friends to Gettysburg I always recommend the Shriver house tour. Most people know how the battle effected the soldiers, but what about the civilians that lived in town. This tour tells you about one family and their experiences. This restored house is...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing. You got to see what the war was like to the civilians instead of always from the military perspective. The staff was super friendly, very informative, and helpful. It’s not too short or too long, so it will hold the interest...More

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14 July 2016|
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There is except for the attic. It isn't very strong, so if it's an especially warm day, be prepared.