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Shriver House Museum

309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2602
+1 717-337-2800
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309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2602
+1 717-337-2800

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Reviewed 4 days ago

While in Gettysbury you must take the Shriver House Museum Tour. The tour takes you through the original Shriver House. It is so awesome to see and hear about this family.

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first-rate, tragic tale of what happened to the family who lived in what would have been a luxurious home in its day. Docents guide visitors through the home, furnished as if it were the summer of 1863; show what the attic looked...More

Thank Playaman47
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is interesting, but they make a tour out of about 10 minutes of interesting facts and make it last an hour. Worth seeing if you don't have anything else to do. It is interesting to hear what life was like for civilians during the...More

Thank travelin f
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience while visiting the Shriver House Museum. Since you stayed to chat for a while at the end of your tour, I wish you had expressed your disappointment at the time. It is important...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour! We paid about $8 per person, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions fully. She even made sure to offer a chair to my very pregnant wife on each floor. This isn't a typical Civil War story as it focuses more...More

Thank BoatsBootsBalloons
Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this review

Recognizing the Shrivers were just like any one of us is such an important part of our story. Our focus is to tell the story of an ordinary family who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Thank your for your review and best of luck to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful short tour of the home of a middle class Union soldier and his family living in Gettysburg when the famous battle came to them.

Thank wilron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so glad we stumbled upon this place! The ladies were so friendly and dressed of the era. The tour was awesome with a great guide... I would defiitly advertise a little more but amazing... Will be coming back

Thank sharisse v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled from Australia to visit the US and Gettysburg was high on my list of places to visit. I took a one day tour with one of the main companies on a package deal and initially I thought that visiting the Shriver house would...More

Thank brr450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour guide made this tour one of my favorites as we learned about the civilian side of the Gettysburg battle. Personal stories about the family and how they were affected by the way. Reasonable price and the people here obviously love what they...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not really want to go at first, but my wife did, so we went. Was glad we did, very well done, and informative. The young lady that narrated the tour did an excellent job allowing you to look at the civil war from...More

Thank ScubaRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

totally worth a visit! the guide put her all into the tour and we, plus our 14 year old, thought it was really interesting and well done. it's important to learn some of the stories of the people in the town during the three days...More

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Is there air conditioning?
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.