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Shriver House Museum – Civilians Caught in the Crossfire

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Price: $11.95/adult; $8.75/children 7-12


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

Approximately 2400 citizens lived in Gettysburg when the town was invaded by more than 170,000 Union and Confederate soldiers on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863. The battle was frightening, of course, but the end of the battle was the beginning of a nightmare for those who had endured so much during those three terrible days. More than 23,000 seriously wounded soldiers were left behind along with more than 12,000 dead men and horses rotting in the hot summer sun. Since there was no FEMA at the time, cleanup was left to the people of this small historic town. The Shriver House Museum tells the story of  ordinary people unfortunate enough to be caught up in extraordinary events.

See all four floors of the Shrivers’ meticulously restored pre-Civil War home. From the authentic, blood-stained Confederate sharpshooters’ nest in the attic to Shriver’s Saloon in the cellar.

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