You may know what happened on the battlefield . . .
but do you know what happened to the civilians in town?
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
• Authentic sharpshooters’ nest in the attic - where two Confederates died
• Used as a hospital - medical supplies found hidden in house
• Filming site for PBS, History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel and more
Introduction to the Shriver House Museum
Historic Preservation Raffle
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Shriver House Museum, plans call to reproduce the original parlor wallpaper discovered during the restoration of the Shrivers’ home in 1996.
Sadie and Mollie have Arrived!
Bringing Sade and Mollie to live in the form of dolls dressed in the 1860s style, is something we’ve been working on for the past two years. Take a look .