Voted as one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 things to do in Gettysburg while maintaining strong reviews at 4.5 out of 5 stars, the Shriver House Museum provides a unique perspective of the Battle of Gettysburg. If you’ve ever visited the battlefield, you’ve gotten a good perspective of what it might have been for soldiers during the battle; what about the civilians living nearby who were unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?
The Shriver House Museum takes you back in time as you enter the fully restored 1860 home and enjoy guided tours that are conducted in period attire. Explore George, Hettie, Sadie, and Mollie Shriver’s home, which includes a Saloon & Ten-Pin Alley, hospital, and even an attic where two Confederate sharpshooters hid, eventually meeting their demise.
Used as a filming site for PBS, The Travel Channel, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, A&E, HGTV, CNN, and more, the Shriver House Museum is recognized for its award-winning, meticulous restoration that occurred in 1996. During restoration, a number of historic artifacts were uncovered including Civil War bullets, medical supplies, letters, toys, eyeglasses, jewelry, and more. Come explore what else was discovered!
For current rates and hours, be sure to visit the Shriver House website. For guests looking to save some money on their visit to Gettysburg, we encourage you to take look at the value plan, which offers 3 of Gettysburg’s greatest historic attractions in addition to a bus tour, all for one great price! The Shriver House is one of the many great value plan attractions in Gettysburg from which you can choose. Alternative options include:
- Seminary Ridge Museum
- Jennie Wade House Museum
- Gettysburg Battle Theatre
- Gettysburg Heritage Center
- Gettysburg History Center- Presents The Spirit of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Diorama
- The David Wills House
- Lincoln Train Museum
If you’d like to learn more or are interested in purchasing the value plan, please call 877-680-TOUR (8687) and we’ll be happy to help!