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Shriver House Museum

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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
+1 717-337-2800
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Reviewed yesterday

I had been on this tour before back in 2013, and wanted to take my husband on the tour this time around. We thoroughly enjoyed the information and the props/rooms throughout the tour. It is worth the stop if you are in Gettysburg!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Super nice people doing tour, museum you should see when you go to Gettysburg. 3 floors to see plus garden area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house! Friendly staff. Great history lesson. I learned much on my visit to the Shriver House Museum. Knowledge tour guide who was passionate about the house and what the family had to endure during the battle. Great artifacts to see in the gift shop...More

Thank LoveHistory1863
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

LoveHistory1863 (great name!), thank you for your complimentary review. With a name like LoveHistory1863 you must be a frequent visitor to Gettysburg. Hope you come by again. Thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this wonderful little museum. We were transfixed by the account related to us by our tour guide. Although we had heard of Gettysburg, of course, we had no idea of how much this town had suffered...More

Thank Veronica F
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Veronica, Wow! What a wonderful review. When my husband and I restored the house it was with the intention of telling the stories of families from all around town. We were so lucky to discover the story of the Shriver family in the midst of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shriver House Museum in downtown Gettysburg is worth a visit. The home was owned by one of the more wealthy families living in Gettysburg at the time of the battle. The home was occupied by the Confederates during part of the fighting and sharpshooters...More

Thank Gary L
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gary L, Thank you for visiting the Shriver House while you were in Gettysburg. We always appreciate it when visitors take the time to comment about the tour. If you come back to town, we hope you will come back to the Shriver House. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our absolute favorite house tour by far! Mr. Chris was an amazing guide. The house is beautifully restored and I loved the attention to detail. A great tour to see what the townspeople faced during the battle of Gettysburg and what they returned to after...More

Thank Katkit04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was enthusiastic and great story teller. She made you feel transported back to past. Really enjoyed and was very informative

Thank wizlucy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this tour. A hidden gem! I don't even remember how we came to hear about visiting the Shriver House, but I'm glad we went. Packed with information in a brief 45-minute tour, we enjoyed it so much we bought a...More

Thank ER15401
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

ER15401, thank you so much for such a nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and one of our wonderful tour guides who are passionate about the Shrivers' story. Each of our tour guides tell the story just a bit differently so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent several days in Gettysburg exploring! The Shriver House Museum was fascinating; the tour guides wear "period clothes," there's a video on the unique finds when the house was restored in the 1990's, a civilian family lived here and their tale...More

Thank Rebecca L
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rebecca, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour of the Shriver House. The Shrivers' story is an amazing one - but it's tough to imagine this is only one of the stories of what the citizens of Gettysburg endured before, during, and after the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a MUST SEE! What a great story! Nice to get the civilian side of the Gettysburg Battle. The guides were great. Loved it!

Thank Lois A
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lois, thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of the Shriver House. Your support is so genuinely appreciated and we are so proud of our story and our tour guides!

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14 July 2016|
Response from sailor17n61w | Reviewed this property |
There is except for the attic. It isn't very strong, so if it's an especially warm day, be prepared.