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Sherman House Museum

137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
+1 740-687-5891
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He Burned His Way Through Georgia, Now See His House

General Tecumseh Sherman burned his way from Atlanta on his march to the sea through Georgia to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug F
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Rochester, New York
$6 well spent

The house is small but our tour guide was well versed in the history of the house which made it... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
tjys
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Seoul, South Korea
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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.
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

General Tecumseh Sherman burned his way from Atlanta on his march to the sea through Georgia to Savannah during the Civil War. This is his house. The guided tour was very informative, capturing the history of the general and life in the mid-1800's in central...More

1  Thank Doug F
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The house is small but our tour guide was well versed in the history of the house which made it interesting. We learned a lot about the General ... and his brother John ... which actually played well for framing William T's history. I just...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

This is a wonderful way to find out interesting facts about Gen. Sherman and his upbringing until he was sent off the live with the Ewings upon the death of his father. Upstairs is a collection of period weapons. Our docent enthusiastically conducted our small...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

When in the area of downtown Lancaster, Ohio (and who doesn't pass this way upon occasion when in central Ohio?) be sure to stop at The Sherman House, just east of Downtown on US22. The birthplace of William Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman is a small museum...More

1  Thank margarethZ3248RD
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Beautiful Civil War home of the Sherman's. Great Paintings on the walls and my guide explained all of them, very interesting. Many unusual items in the house and our guide made it fun in letting us guess what they were. General Sherman was very shrewd...More

1  Thank terrsall
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit. had to park along the street.Loved the collection of guns & swords. Had a very informative tour guide. our tour was over an hour long, if your a civil war buff its a must see stop,

1  Thank 3simon8
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is a good place to visit if you want to know a little bit more about Lancaster, Ohio or General Sherman. There are some Ewing family connections. It is worth a visit but not for the kids or young teenagers.

1  Thank Steven S
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come to when you are just so proud of living in the same town as William Tecumseh Sherman. I loved touring this place.It really makes you appreciate the sacrifices this man gave to fight for his country and territory. I...More

1  Thank jmaosu43
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is a nice tour of where John and William Tecumseh Sherman were born and raised. Guide did a good job with family history and some good artifacts are located. That said, 90% of the house and tour is about William. Would be nice to...More

1  Thank Sean C
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Most interesting, and eye opening to Sherman's life. We are from the south,lol, so not the most favorable General. We enjoyed our visit quite well.

1  Thank MMorgan2571
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$6 per person .... unless you are military and then it's free.
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June 27, 2018|
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$6 to get in unless you are military. Sorry ... this question just popped up on my feed. I hope you had a great day with your daughter regardless.
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