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Civilians Caught in the Crossfire!

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Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Price: $15/adults; $10/children 5-12


Shriver House Museum – The Civilian Experience
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA

Confederates Take the Shriver House: Civilians Caught in the Crossfire!

During the battle, Confederate sharpshooters took over the Shrivers’ home to set up a sharpshooters nest in the attic to fire on Union troops. Learn first-hand what occurred during those three days of horror that terrified the citizens of Gettysburg and how the Shrivers’ home was used during and after the fighting.

  • Hettie Shriver took her two girls, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5), and their 15-year-old neighbor, Tillie Pierce, to seek safety outside town only to find themselves deep within the battle lines – at the base of Little Round Top!
  • Listen to Hettie Shriver and her neighbors discuss the threat of invasion.
  • Watch as Confederate sharpshooters fire their muskets from the attic window.
  • See beautifully furnished rooms of the house which were left in ruins by the invading forces.
  • Learn how wounded soldiers struggled to survive in a make-shift hospital.
  • Enjoy a refreshing root beer in Shriver’s Saloon at the end of the tour.
  • Witness history where it actually happened on July 1, 2 & 3, 1863.
  • Reservations are currently being accepted by phone.

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