Shriver House Museum

Gettysburg, PA

Where are we going?

Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street

717 337-2800

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8.95

Children: $6.95 (Ages 7 to 12)


Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call to ask about accessibility if you have any questions, they will be happy to help. Remember it's a historic building.


When can we go?

April to October: 10am - 5pm Sunday to Thursdays, 6pm close Friday & Saturday

Open daily from April to October, check online for hours rest of year as they change


Any top tips?

Keep an eye out for special events in the museum, such as the Candlelight Christmas Tour!

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