Edgy, ethnically diverse and formerly big on industry, the expansive Pittsburgh metro area is today a mix of its steel-making roots and a growing pool of young professionals who contribute to this destination's high livability score.
Though there is much to see at Gettysburg war related it may be hard to really imagine what life was like for those who led normal lives here before the Civil War rocked the region, which is where the Shriver House Museum comes in to play. This restored 1860's home is now open to the public, and exhibited on its four floors are plenty of period furnishings, artifacts recently unearthed during restoration, and other objects of historic interest. Have a look around the Garret, where Confederate sharpshooters lurked during the heat of battle and the cellar "Saloon" on a guided tour before taking a wander through the traditional garden out back as you enjoy a glimpse of civilian life in the late-19th century.
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April-Nov 21: 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat Noon-5pm, Sun Dec, March: 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun
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