|309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
|10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–5PM
I took the tour with my wife and 2 kids. We were a few minutes early and one of the guides, Harry, took the time to show us some sites around the building and brief us on some Gettysburg history before the tour began. The tour was about 40 minutes and we enjoyed it thouroughly. The goal of the Shriver House tour is to give you a view of the battle through civilian eyes. What the local citizens did to urvive and what happened to the flow of their lives in the days that led up to and through the days of the battle. Harry also helped by suggesting a few attractions that would help us maximize our limited time in town.
A really interesting location and perspective on the history of Gettysburg. While Ive been to Gettysburg numerous times and have seen all of the "usual" attractions time and again, I always manage to come across something new on each trip. The Shriver House was a unique experience because it was the home of story told from an upper-class civilian perspective in a residential portion of downtown. The home is quite impressive and the tale quite interesting and well-told, with its fair share of tragedy (as with so many stories of the battle). The staff is friendly and very informative.
Went to the Shriver House on Friday 7/24/15. My 6 year old had such an enjoyable experience that she beg me to bring her back there the following day hours before we were set to leave Pennsylvania. The two period guides, Ms Marsha and Ms Laura , were very well informed and gave a great tour. Suitable for all ages and for the Civil War buff included as it gives a perspective on civilian life in the town before during and after the battle.
One of our favorite stops while visiting Gettysburg for the reenactment!! Our guide was extremely knowledgable and genuinely cared about preserving this great piece of history! She took us back in time to show us what is was like to be a civilian family during the civil war. This is a must see for adults and children while visiting the Gettysburg area!!!!
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Very lovely people working here. The gift shop and museum is like a breath of fresh air. The tour was wonderful, detailed and very informative. A great place to bring children to so they can see what things were like 152 years ago before iPads, etc. The story of this family should be made into a movie. It was great.
Interesting little museum you enjoy a little tour of the shriver house and hear the shriver family story during the civil war. The house is original and has little altercations. The story and history does not have a happy ending however it is very interesting
We loved the civilians museum. The story of the Shriver family is touching and alive in this well restored civil war home. Tour guides tell stories and are even trying to restore the yard to a 1800s garden. Dont miss this on your trip to Gettysburg.
My husband and I visited the Shriver House one Sunday morning. It was very interesting to see how people lived pre and post Civil War. It was one of the highlights of our Gettysburg trip. It is a must see.
Drove an hour to find out the place was closed. Google and websites both say theyre open, wouldve been nice to know it was closed before driving all that way. But you cant help ignorant people.
When went to the Shriver House while in Gettysburg. A fun piece of history. The tour was very informative, with a great tour of the house and Tavern in the basement. Go
Loved the tour! Very interesting. Well worth the small amount that it costs for the tour. Bought some 16oz bar glasses that we love! Will visit again.
Great way to learn about what the families went through, not only during, but after the battle. The tour takes you back in time for 30-45 minutes.
We visited with our three boys during the Christmas season. It opened such a wonderful discussion of daily life during the war. Beautiful museum
Must visit of you are on a trip to Gettysburg. The house is "not touched" as possible so almost every wall/floor is real.
Insight to the 1860s living conditions of an upper middle class family. Tour guide was knowledable and enthusiastic.
Excellent tour. Interesting to get some accounts from a family view of the war. Worth the time.
Awesome place and experience!!! I highly recommend for the kids/family side of the war.
This gives you a great perspective of life and the events that happened in Gettysburg
Had a great time the ladies were very nice and informative, have a great time here!
This place was so cool! Is a just see but I believe you can only go with your buses
A must see if youre in Gettysburg. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable!
Been here several times, very nice little tour. Nicest house there.
Worth a stop to get the civilian perspective of Gettysburg.
Amazing place to visit. Our tour guide was amazing.
An amazing story and preserved space.
Fun but the people are really rushed
Must see if you are in Gettysburg
first time and more trips to come
a little boring