The Sherman House Museum: The Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

sherman house museumLocated in historic Lancaster, Ohio sits the home of a remarkable family that dates all the way back to the early 1800’s. The Sherman House Museum is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother U.S. Senator John Sherman, and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. Now a museum, guests are invited to tour this unique site to view the amazing architecture, hold authentic war pieces, and learn more about the rich history of the Sherman House and its connection to the Civil War.

Check out the Sherman House Museum

When visiting the museum, be sure to book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Just a short drive from the museum in Logan, our inn features a picturesque setting and relaxing atmosphere that is both peaceful and elegant. Booking your stay in one of our 1840’s log cabins will make you feel comfortable and connected to history after an unforgettable trip to the Sherman House Museum.

Brief History

General William Tecumseh Sherman is best known for leading troops through various southern cities during the Civil War. He was one of 11 children born to parents Charles and Mary Sherman, and spent his childhood at their home in Lancaster. The home has multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, parlor, and study, and each has been restored to look the way they would have when the Sherman family was living there. Guests will be able to feel the history and authenticity of the home from the minute they walk in the door.

Upon touring the home, guests can venture to an upstairs bedroom dedicated to family memorabilia or to another bedroom that hosts a re-creation of General Sherman’s Civil War field tent. Yet another room has an exhibit of Civil War artifacts, guns, and other fascinating memorabilia that guests are welcome to touch and explore. Various photographs and paintings will make visitors feel like they’ve stepped back in time.

After the tour, guests are welcome to browse the Sherman House Museum shop. They’ll find an eclectic selection of history books, clothing, puzzles, games, and gifts that showcase the history and culture of this interesting home.

Special Events

On September 25th and 26th, the museum will host a Civil War Symposium at Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn in Lancaster. During this event, the General William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial Civil War Roundtable and author Robert. L. O’Connell will discuss his novel about Gen. Sherman, offer a book signing and museum tour, and investigate various aspects of the American Civil War. Guests are welcome, as the event is open to the public.

Plan Your Visit!

After a fun and educational day at the Sherman House Museum, come back to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for a relaxing massage at our Spa or a delicious dinner at our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Our therapeutic, luxurious spa treatments and decadent, fresh meals are the perfect ending to your day spent exploring Lancaster. For more information on events and activities in Hocking Hills, and surrounding areas, download our free vacation guide.

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