Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg

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Gettysburg: Shriver House Museum Guided Tour

1. Gettysburg: Shriver House Museum Guided Tour

Step back in time with a guide dressed in period clothing as you explore the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. Discover the fascinating story of the Shriver family: George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5). Learn how the Battle of Gettysburg impacted their lives before, during, and after the Civil War. Once one of the wealthiest families in town, the Shriver family's home was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters during the battle. Explore their beautiful period garden, see the bullet holes in the walls, check out historical artifacts, and visit our museum shop. This journey will transport you to a different time and help you understand the Shriver family's resilience and the lasting impact of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

2. Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

Discover the untold stories of female war heroes on this guided walking tour of Gettysburg’s historic district. Your guide will regale you with tales of the everyday women who cared for the sick, buried the dead, and picked up arms as the Battle of Gettysburg raged on. Stand beside Jennie Wade, the battle’s only civilian casualty, as she hurriedly bakes bread in her final moments. Dig graves with the cemetery caretaker, Elizabeth Thorn, as the dead continue to pile up in the fields. Get a detailed, first-hand look at what it was like to be both a civilian and a soldier during the Civil War’s most dramatic, bloody battle. You’ll walk away with a complete picture of what life was like in July of 1863, where history books offer a very limited scope. Choose the extended tour to visit an additional three stops, where you’ll learn about the scars the battle left behind, and finish up with ice cream from Cone Sweet Cone.

Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

3. Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Gettysburg at your own pace with a self-guided audio walking tour. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center, the National Cemetery, the Witness Tree, and much more. Download your Action Tour Guide application and start your tour at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Head north toward the National Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his stirring Gettysburg Address. Learn next about the Jenny Wade House, the only civilian casualty in the whole battle. Note; This 1+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Downtown Gettysburg in 1-1.5 hours. Then, it’s on to the Children of Gettysburg museum, full of exhibits about those oft-forgotten witnesses to all the bloodshed. Admire the Witness Tree, where Lincoln's carriage passed on his way to deliver his speech. Pass the home of Hettie Shriver, and find out why she went out of the frying pan and into the fire. At the Pierce House Inn, learn of the home to a young girl who became an unlikely combat medic during and after the battle, See the Gettysburg Museum of history, a private collection of over 4,000 war-related artifacts, and learn about modern-day grave robbers. The next landmark you’ll pass is a peculiar one—the remnants of an old cannon! Then there’s the Adams County Courthouse, which became an impromptu hospital for wounded soldiers as the fighting raged on. Afterward, you’ll pass the site where Congressman Thaddeus Stevens once had an office. His name might not be as well-remembered as Lincoln’s, but he’s definitely a hero worth knowing. Then, past a life-size Lincoln statue perfect for photo ops, you’ll find the David Wills House, where the real Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address. Get to the Gettysburg Hotel, rumored to be one of the most haunted places in town. Finally, after hearing about the battle’s devastating aftermath, you’ll arrive at the train station which became an emergency medical station after the fighting had concluded at long last.

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Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gettysburg: Shriver House Museum Guided Tour

Gettysburg: Shriver House Museum Guided Tour

Step back in time with a guide dressed in period clothing as you explore the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. Discover the fascinating story of the Shriver family: George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5). Learn how the Battle of Gettysburg impacted their lives before, during, and after the Civil War. Once one of the wealthiest families in town, the Shriver family's home was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters during the battle. Explore their beautiful period garden, see the bullet holes in the walls, check out historical artifacts, and visit our museum shop. This journey will transport you to a different time and help you understand the Shriver family's resilience and the lasting impact of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

Gettysburg: The Wonder Women's Hidden Valor Walking Tour

Discover the untold stories of female war heroes on this guided walking tour of Gettysburg’s historic district. Your guide will regale you with tales of the everyday women who cared for the sick, buried the dead, and picked up arms as the Battle of Gettysburg raged on. Stand beside Jennie Wade, the battle’s only civilian casualty, as she hurriedly bakes bread in her final moments. Dig graves with the cemetery caretaker, Elizabeth Thorn, as the dead continue to pile up in the fields. Get a detailed, first-hand look at what it was like to be both a civilian and a soldier during the Civil War’s most dramatic, bloody battle. You’ll walk away with a complete picture of what life was like in July of 1863, where history books offer a very limited scope. Choose the extended tour to visit an additional three stops, where you’ll learn about the scars the battle left behind, and finish up with ice cream from Cone Sweet Cone.

Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

Gettysburg: Self-Guided Audio Downtown Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Gettysburg at your own pace with a self-guided audio walking tour. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center, the National Cemetery, the Witness Tree, and much more. Download your Action Tour Guide application and start your tour at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Head north toward the National Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his stirring Gettysburg Address. Learn next about the Jenny Wade House, the only civilian casualty in the whole battle. Note; This 1+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Downtown Gettysburg in 1-1.5 hours. Then, it’s on to the Children of Gettysburg museum, full of exhibits about those oft-forgotten witnesses to all the bloodshed. Admire the Witness Tree, where Lincoln's carriage passed on his way to deliver his speech. Pass the home of Hettie Shriver, and find out why she went out of the frying pan and into the fire. At the Pierce House Inn, learn of the home to a young girl who became an unlikely combat medic during and after the battle, See the Gettysburg Museum of history, a private collection of over 4,000 war-related artifacts, and learn about modern-day grave robbers. The next landmark you’ll pass is a peculiar one—the remnants of an old cannon! Then there’s the Adams County Courthouse, which became an impromptu hospital for wounded soldiers as the fighting raged on. Afterward, you’ll pass the site where Congressman Thaddeus Stevens once had an office. His name might not be as well-remembered as Lincoln’s, but he’s definitely a hero worth knowing. Then, past a life-size Lincoln statue perfect for photo ops, you’ll find the David Wills House, where the real Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address. Get to the Gettysburg Hotel, rumored to be one of the most haunted places in town. Finally, after hearing about the battle’s devastating aftermath, you’ll arrive at the train station which became an emergency medical station after the fighting had concluded at long last.

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We really enjoyed the Wonder Women Walking Tour with our guide Bee. SO many women played an important role in the Battle at Gettysburg. It was not only a brutal battle but the residents of Gettysburg stepped up in so many ways.

Great to tour anytime convenient for you. Easy to start and stop tour then pick up where you left off. Tour guide voice is pleasant articulate. We loved it. Even listen to it back at home after our trip.

Wonderful tour! Our guide, Rob, was very knowledgeable and even gave us some side tidbits of history along the way! Definitely something I recommend for visitors to do!

Excellent. Wonderful tour guide. Mind blowing story of the Shriver House History. Do not miss this tour if you are in town or close by. It truly is a must see.

Very interesting to learn about some of the stories of very brave women of the time. Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.