Very interesting and informative tour. Our tour guide was dressed in period clothing. The tour tells the sad tale of the Shriver Family left behind to fend for themselves in Gettysburg. I loved it. I am much more interested in the human experience than the machinations of the actual battle (although I know many people who are interested in both).
I think it added to the experience that we visited in early August. It was extremely hot and humid. The battle took place in July and one got a sense of just how hot and uncomfortable it really was for everyone involved. The upper part of the house is not air conditioned and I was amazed at the heavy attire even the men wore back in the day (as was evidenced by our tour guide dressed in period clothing who did not give any indication that the extreme heat was a bother). I was dying and I was in a tiny tank top and shorts! Ha.
There are also displays of civilian items from the Civil War and a little gift shop that sells a variety of unique items.
Well worth it and I would do it again.
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