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Sherman House Museum

137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
+1 740-687-5891
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This is a good place to visit if you want to know a little bit more about Lancaster, Ohio or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steven S
Home of William Tecumseh Sherman

This is the place to come to when you are just so proud of living in the same town as William... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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137 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3713
+1 740-687-5891
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jmaosu43
Reviewed 13 June 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

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 25 May 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.

Thank MMorgan2571
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Being a Civil War buff, a had only moderate expectations about what I would find at this museum. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the amount of historic items, portraits and genuine personal artifacts relating to W.T. Sherman, that they had on display. The tour...More

Thank civilwarToronto
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are in the area of Lancaster Ohio and are a Civil War buff, this is a must see place. It will only take at max 2 hours to go through with the tour and looking without a guide. Interesting items of General Sherman...More

Thank SargePD
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

OUTSTANDING!! Having finished recently a newer biography of William Tecumseh Sherman, and having business a little north of Columbus, I made the journey to Lancaster where Cump, as he was called in his childhood, was born in 1820. The house in which his parents lived...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very informative. They made learning fun for the kids. My zone came home talking about things he learned and probably didn't realize they were teaching him.

Thank TruthSlinger
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Next door to the Decorative Arts house. Glad we went, learned much about Gen. Sherman family. Great Ohio history.

Thank fred s
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The Sherman House Museum was certainly worth the visit. We were given an excellent tour by a very knowledgeable docent who presented an interesting account of the Sherman family, particularly the early years while they lived there until the 1840’s. This was the childhood home...More

Thank 442GaryF
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