Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Shriver House Museum is situated in the heart of Gettysburg's historic district. Guides in period dress recount the harrowing story of the Shriver family's experiences during the battle and the lasting effects on their lives. To enter the Shriver House Museum is to take a step back in time. Those who walk through the museum view rooms authentically furnished to the mid-1800s and can visualize what life was like then in south-central Pennsylvania. The tour includes every room in the Shrivers' home plus the Confederate sharpshooter's 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 Shriver's home in 1996 including live civil war ammunition, civil war period medical supplies and much more.
Discounts Offered: Group Discount, Senior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities: Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours
General Information: Dates Closed: Dec - Feb
Mar - weekends only
groups of 10+ any time with reservation, Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. Noon - 5 p.m.