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Candlelight Christmas Tour

What a wonderful experience!! Nancie gave our group such an interesting perspective - that of a... read more

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Great civilian perspective on the battle

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This short tour (approximately half hour) was led by a guide in period clothing, which added to the experience in my opinion. Start by walking through the narrow alley adjacent to the house to the garden, and view the bulletholes in the building along the way. The tour includes downstairs, upstairs bedrooms, the cellar, and the (not air conditioned) attic, where confederate sharpshooters fired out through holes in the brick. An exhibit displays artifacts from the restoration of the house, and a nice gift shop is on the premises. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you so much for this great review. We are very happy to hear that we are a "Must See" in Gettysburg.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Mister Chris is an awesome tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the Shriver Family and certainly about the Civil War. I enjoyed the tour because I learned more about the Shriver family.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Del G, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Great review! Thank you. We agree that Mr. Chris is awesome and truly represents the Shriver House standards. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again. Also, Mr. Chris has a short video on our Facebook page.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a house that was vacant and then restored back to the way it was during the battle. We found the exhibits in the area next door as interesting as the house. The guide did a good job explaining the history of what happened to the house and the family that lived there while the fighting raged outside during our 30 min tour. Our only complaint was that when one of our group asked a question the guide stated " We will get to that later" but never addressed the questions.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting the battlefield for a little break. It was a nice explanation of what the civilians went through during the battle. Wonderful insight and amazing house. Spend some time viewing the displays on the ground floor before the tour starts. Enjoyed every room, but would have enjoyed spending a little more time in the Attic where the snipers Nest was. It was very hot that day and the attic is not air-conditioned, but I still felt rushed and wanted a little more time to absorb the atmosphere. Still, all in all, I highly recommended stop on your tour to Gettysburg.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We've been on similar tours throughout the country, including Hawaii, and this was one of the best we've seen. The cost is ridiculously low for a private business. Our guide, dressed in period clothing, did much more than just "talk", she put us and herself into the events that affected one family who lived through the Battle. One very notable family and their home. Very stirring, full of insights we'd never have had otherwise. Excellent for families with children.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nancie-Director, Owner at Shriver House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We do feel as though you step back in time when you walk through the front door of the Shrivers' 1860 home to hear their extraordinary story.

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