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“Great history museum, especially for Civil War buffs.”

Sherman House Museum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Sherman House Museum is closed for the winter. We will reopen in April 2018.** The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman. This 1811 home features an outstanding Civil War exhibit and Sherman family treasures. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Civil War Preservation Trail and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. The museum gift shop features Civil War and local history books as well as puzzles, games and more.
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Although not open from December-March, this historical house has a lot to offer. A realistic view in the life of a great and probably misunderstood Civil War hero/general.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

The childhood home of General William Tecumseh Sherman is located in downtown Lancaster, Ohio, a mere 30 minutes from downtown Columbus. Historic downtown Lancaster offers several gems, including The Decorative Arts Center, The Glass Museum, The Georgian, and the Sherman House. The displays within the Sherman House detail the life and career of Lancaster's most famous son, including his march to the sea, and the burning of Atlanta. Many artifacts of Sherman's personal and military life still reside within the house, and great detail is given to explain his position within the times in which he lived. Knowledgeable guides help with any questions.

Sherman house is a great way to start a day-tour of downtown Lancaster and it's mid-nineteenth century architecture. If you have a little extra time, be sure and stop by the Rockmill on your way back to Columbus. It's worth going a wee bit out of the way.

1  Thank NiCionnoith
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

The group before us had four people but it was only myself and my bride so our tour was private and we got to ask lots of questions and kid around with the docents. The tour lasted over an hour as it was the last one of the day and we were very interested in the house and the man. Gen. Sherman and his 10 siblings lived here until the untimely death of their father.

While most of the artifacts were not original, they are of the period. Wall decorations are reproductions. The guide pointed out everything that belonged to the General or the family as well as that which were owned by friends or which were just period pieces. She was very knowledgeable and used her pad computer to read some of his statements, statements about him or to show us pictures of things like his monument in NYC Central Park. She also noted the part that was the original family house, the part that was added while he lived there and the part added by a later owner (all in the 19th century).

Price is $6/adult, $5/AAA, and $4/senior. Worth the time if you are in Lancaster. If you go off-season (we went on a weekday in September), there are likely few if any others in your tour.

Photography inside is prohibited. Next door is another historic house (his sister married a rich guy!)

1  Thank Mish_the_Fish
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Very interesting--we got a personal tour from Jim--he was really knowledable! It took about 45 minutes but I have a feeling he could have made it last longer if we'd wanted. The house is really well maintained.

1  Thank OhioJJean
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Standing on the front porch one can imagine what it was like to have lived in Lancaster in the 1800's. The area is filled with history.

1  Thank Donald45601
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