The Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
Take Route 15 N to Route 97 N (Baltimore Street exit). Turn left onto Baltimore Street for about 2 miles. The Shriver House Museum is on the left, before Breckenridge Street.
Museum, museum shop, rest rooms, tours.
Grave to be marked on Nov. 20 in honor of Sadie Shriver; Annual Confederates take the Shriver House reenactment:Watch a live play on the sidewalk depicting the reaction of the citizens of town when the Battle of Gettysburg began. Hettie Shriver and her neighbors are frantic - should they stay or leave town. Hettie's decision to seek safety elsewhere left her home abandoned and ripe for occupation by the invading Confederates. Learn why Hettie Shriver took her two girls, seven-year-old Sadie and five-year-old Mollie, and her 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! Speak with Confederate soldiers as they prepare for battle while witnessing sharpshooters fire their muskets from the Shrivers' attic window. When the battle ended the Shrivers' home was used as a hospital for some of the thousands of wounded soldiers left behind after the conflict. Come watch as surgeons struggle to save lives in a make-shift hospital in the summer kitchen. At the conclusion of the tour cool off with a root beer in Shriver's Saloon while younger visitors have a nurse bandage their wounds (leaving a small spurt of blood seeping through the bandage) or make whirligigs to take along as a memento of your visit. The Battle of Gettysburg encompassed not only the surrounding countryside by the streets of this historic town as well. Come witness the only reenactment to take place in the streets of Gettysburg - in the very house where it actually happened on July 1, 2 & 3 1863. An event is also planned on Celebrating George Shriver's Birthday