A Living History Museum            

You may know what happened on the battlefield . . .
                   but do you know what happened to the civilians in town?

"The Aftermath"

Travel back in time with a guide in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the story - the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. Connect to the past while you listen to the story of George, Hettie, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5) unfold as you move from room to room to appreciate what life was like before, during, and after the Civil War.

Welcome to the Shriver House

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• Built in 1860 as new residence/business: 'Shriver's Saloon & Ten-Pin Alley'

• Every room is frozen in time and furnished to its 1860s appearance
• Authentic sharpshooters’ nest in the attic - where at least two Confederates died

Behind the Walls

• Used as a hospital - medical supplies found hidden in house

• Filming site for PBS, History Channel, HBO, A&E, Discovery Channel and more

• Member of SYTA, Student & Youth Travel Assoc.

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"Candlelight Holiday Tour"
You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum, decorated for an 1860s Christmas, to hear about each of those five Christmases and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War affected the Shriver family. For more information...

"COVID-19 FAQ's"
During these unsettling times, we have all been affected by COVID-19. As we prepare to welcome guests back to the Shriver House Museum, we are working to...