Schriver House Museum [PA]
The Schriver House Museum aims to provide a unique perspective often overlooked by interpreters of the Battle of Gettysburg—namely the civilian experience, offering an authentic glimpse of what life was like during the war years. Guides in period attire tell the Shriver family's story within their restored home, originally built in 1860. The property temporarily housed Union soldiers and includes a garret used by Confederate sharpshooters during the Battle of Gettysburg and a cellar where locals gathered to escape the fighting. Collections include photographs and documents concerning the Shriver family and artifacts discovered during the architectural restoration. A mid-19th century "in town" garden is situated directly behind the Shriver's home.
The museum offers exhibits and tours guided by docents in period attire.