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 two Confederates died

Behind the Walls

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

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

Museum Shop

Shriver museum shop

Purchases help to support the ongoing preservation and operation of the Shriver House Museum


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News & Events

"Confederates Take the Shriver House"
Once again, our annual reenactment takes you back in time to experience the drama of the Battle of Gettysburg and it's aftermath.

"Visiting Gettysburg: 10 Things To See And Do On Your First Trip"
The Shriver House has been featured in a TravelAwaits' recent article. We're very proud to be included in the top 10!!!

"Best of the Best"
Shriver House was selected as a 2018 'Best of the Best' by the American Bus Association's Destination Magazine. According to the magazine: "These are places that will leave your customers happy and impressed."