Shriver House Museum
"They had none of the weapons or munitions of war;
they were not drilled and were totally unprepared for such an unthought of experience,
they were civilians." Tillie Pierce Alleman
Experience the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the Shriver Family
You may know what happened on the battlefield . . .
but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town?
The Museum Shop is reminiscent of a general merchandise store the Shrivers would have frequented in the mid-19th century.
Purchases help support the ongoing preservation and operation of the Shriver House Museum.
What Others Say
“Don't overlook this"
This private museum in downtown Gettysburg gives you a tour that you won't find on the battlefield.
“Best Tour in Town"
The house is beautiful and the tour was fabulous. The lady giving the tour was unbeatable! Very pleasant and knowledgeable. The basement and attic really told the story of what it was like for the residents during the battle.
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.
• 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 - from
the quilts on the beds (made in Gettysburg in the 1840s) to the apple pie on the kitchen table
• Authentic sharpshooters’ nest in the attic - where two Confederates died
• Live civil war bullets discovered in 1996 – ten bullets found to date
• CSI Detectives use modern forensics to confirm blood stains
• Numerous bullet holes scar the brick
• Used as a hospital - medical supplies found hidden in house
• 19th century period garden
• Filming site for PBS, History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel and more
© 2015 Shriver House Museum
Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325