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William Tecumseh Sherman
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Sherman House
137 East Main Street (
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Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-687-5891 or 740-654-9923


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Tours are by appointment only during the winter months and are available Monday through Friday. Call 740-654-9923 at least a day ahead to book your visit.
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    The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman and home of the remarkable Sherman family. The Sherman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Civil War Preservation Trail and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. It, along with Georgian Museum, is owned and operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association.

     The original frame home built in 1811 consists of a parlor/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and children's bedroom. The Sherman family added onto the house in 1816, including a parlor and study for (father) Judge Charles Sherman. All of these rooms have been restored to look as they would have when the Sherman's lived here. A brick front was added to the house in 1870 and this victorian parlor is furnished almost completely with furniture owned by the General and Ellen Sherman when they lived in New York City after his retirement. It includes a parlor set originally owned by General Ulysses S. and Julia Grant. One upstairs bedroom houses family memorabilia, another is a re-creation of General Sherman's Civil War field tent which contains several items that he used during the war and a sound and light presentation depicting his passion for the Union. The last room you will visit houses an excellent exhibit of Civil War artifacts, guns and GAR memorabilia.
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THE MUSEUM
William Tecumseh Sherman John Sherman Charles Sherman
Bedwarmer Toys Table
Pianoforte Mantle Washstand
Study Music Bell
Mirror Luster Kitchen
Children Candle Dishes
S desk China Foot Locker
Document Box Generals Cigar Box Front Parlor
ADMISSION:
Adults $6 / Students under 18, $2
Admission fee includes guided tour.
Tour both museums and receive discount.
AAA, Senior 65+ and South Central Power Customer Discounts offered.
Group Discounts also offered.
Active Duty Military Personnel with ID - FREE Admission.
FHA Members - FREE Admission.
First floor handicapped accessible.
DVD tour available for second floor and lower level.
Georgian Museum
105 East Wheeling Street,  Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-654-9923

Sherman House Museum
137 East Main Street,  Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-687-5891 or  740-654-9923
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Frank Bullock is a Civil War scholar who has lectured on the Civil War and Civil War personalities since 2003. He has spoken to hundreds of groups in five states. Mr. Bullock earned his bachelorís degree in education at the University of Rio Grande and his masterís degree in corrections at Xavier University. He has been a Sherman House Museum volunteer since 2000. He would be happy to speak to your group. To begin the booking process, call the Fairfield Heritage Association office at 740-654-9923 or email your request to office@fairfieldheritage.org