Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Special pricing is available for groups of ten or more.
Tour Operators, please call for tiered pricing. Motorcoach parking is provided directly in front of the Museum, compliments of the Shriver House Museum.
Tours for groups of ten or more are available any time from 8 am through 10 pm, all year long.
For group reservations please contact Nancie Gudmestad, Museum Director, at 717-337-2800 or director@ShriverHouse.org.
You may know what happened on the battlefield... but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town?
Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Shriver House Museum is situated in the heart of Gettysburg's Historic District. Travel back in time with a guide in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ pre-Civil War 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.
The Shriver family was one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Gettysburg. To enter their home today is to take a step back in time. View large, beautiful rooms authentically furnished to the mid-1800s to understand what life was like at the time in south-central Pennsylvania. See every room in the Shrivers' home plus the Confederate sharpshooters' nest in the attic - where modern forensics confirm eye-witness accounts of soldiers shot and killed - and a visit to Shriver's Saloon in the cellar.
Hundreds of items on display were discovered during the restoration of the Shrivers' home in 1996 including live civil war ammunition, civil war period medical supplies and much, much more.
Due to the award-winning, meticulous restoration, the Shriver House Museum been used as a filming site by PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, A&E, HGTV, BBC, CNN and The History Channel.