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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.

Museum Shop

Shriver museum shop

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



News & Events

"Holiday Candlelight Tours"
Five Christmases At The Shriver House
Step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of the Shriver family...

"The Shriver House Museum added to the Civil War Trails program"
On June 27th, Nancie Gudmestad helped the team from Civil War Trails add the Shriver House Museum to the multi-state Civil War Trails program. The Shriver House which Nancie and her husband Del...

"History Underground features The Shriver House"
"When studying the Battle of Gettysburg, you really have to study that battle in its totality from every angle in order to fully understand what happened there in July of 1863. That includes the story of the civilians and you'd be hard pressed to find a better telling of that story than at The Shriver House Museum".
JD Huitt