Confederates Take the Shriver House – Civilians Caught in the Crossfire
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Price: $15/adults; $10/children 5-12
Shriver House Museum – The Civilian Experience
309 Baltimore Street
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During the Battle of Gettysburg, George Shriver’s home was commandeered by Confederate soldiers who set up a sharpshooters nest in the attic to fire their rifles on Union troops on Cemetery Hill. 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 and a few of neighbors discuss the impending battle
- Seeking safety outside of town, Hettie took her two girls, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5), and their 15-year-old neighbor, Tillie Pierce, to her parents’ farm outside of town only to find themselves deep within the battle lines – at the base of Little Round Top!
- Watch Confederate soldiers fire muskets from their sharpshooters’ nest in the attic
- See beautifully furnished rooms of this fine home 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.