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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 2 weeks ago

An original home where towns people were living during the Civil War, but had to leave to avoid the shooting. Still some holes in the brick walls where a bullet landed. A great little garden in back and a nice gift shop. Our favorite tour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience!! Nancie gave our group such an interesting perspective - that of a civilian family who lived through the civil war battle at Gettysburg. It was amazing!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DainteeDee
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being so much fun! It was great that some of you dressed in 'period' clothing for the tour. Have a wonderful Christmas and stop in when you are in town next time.

Reviewed 2 December 2018

Went for the 5 Christmas’s candlight tour. I was excited to be able to see the house decorated for Civil War Christmas’s. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised that only the downstairs was dedorated. I was surprised that the “candlelight” tour did not have any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stacie s
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Stacie, I am very disappointed to hear you were not happy with our Five Christmases at the Shriver House program. If you visit the Shriver House at any other time of the year you would see the house is set up very, very differently at...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

If you're looking for an experience beyond which regiment was positioned where on the battlefield on which day, then consider this museum. It is the kind of museum that you can fit into a busy day with several stops. The guides dress in period attire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

This is really a fantastic review, it hits all the points of the museum that we like to highlight to our potential guests, so thank you so much for writing it! Our staff is very knowledgeable and loves sharing their passion with our guests. We...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I wasn't sure this place would interest me, BUT ..... It was a great stop. The ladies who operated the place were GREAT. Dressed in period dress, they were extremely well versed in the history of life in Gettysburg back in the day. We stayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave the review! We are so happy that not only did you find us to be a five star establishment, but that you also found everyone inside to be deserving five stars! Thanks for choosing to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexandra2393
Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We changed the tour a little from the last time you were here demonstrating the aftermath of the battle and we are glad you enjoyed it. Glad your husband enjoyed it too!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 12mike204
Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you so much for this review! We are happy that you enjoyed your time in the museum and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoveHistory1863
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Veronica F
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

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 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary L
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

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

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