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 County 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.
137 East Main Street (parking details)
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: 740-687-5891 or 740-654-9923
Open Tuesday through Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Closing for the season Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m.
Reopening April 2, 2019
Over the winter, group tours are available by appointment
Call 740-654-9923 to arrange
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.
FCHA Members - FREE Admission.
First floor handicapped accessible.
DVD tour available for second floor and lower level.
Looking for a Speaker?
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 bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Rio Grande and his master’s 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 County Heritage Association office at 740-654-9923 or email your request to email@example.com