So much has been written about that infamous Battle of Gettysburg, but very few hear from the 2,400 local residents that found themselves in the middle of one of the most historic battles ever fought in the USA.
This is where Shriver House Museum comes in! This fascinating Gettysburg museum tells the story of the battle, but from those who weren't fighting.
The museum is actually housed in the former home of residents George and Hattie Shriver, and has been restored to its 1860s appearance. So let those imaginations start as soon as you arrive, as you'll be transported back in time, and be able to visualise what life was like all those years ago.
During your time in the museum, you'll see and learn about some pretty amazing things! Guided tours are conducted by docents in period attire, to really capture the mood. You can see an authentic sharpshooter's nest in the attic, as well as civil war bullets that were discovered in the 1990s.
Keep those eyes peeled as you walk around too, and see if you can spot the bullet hole scars in the bricks!
You'll learn how the house was used as a make shift hospital, and how medical supplies were found hidden, as well as a 19th century period garden.
For those families who LOVE history, a trip to the Shriver House Museum whilst in Gettysburg is a must.
Put down those books, and actually re-live history first hand!