Sherman House Museum


This is the house where Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother, U.S. Senator John Sherman, were born. The original 1811 section and an 1816 addition contain two parlors, a study, a kitchen/dining area, and bedrooms filled with family memorabilia and period furnishings. In a brick 1870s addition, you’ll find Civil War exhibits; one bedroom has a recreation of the general’s field tent.

On tours of the property, you’ll learn about Sherman’s early years, his stint at West Point, and his Civil War actions—from that first battle at Bull Run to the March to the Sea campaign to the Confederate surrender in North Carolina. A visit to this house pairs nicely with one to the nearby Georgian Museum (105 E. Wheeling St., 740/654-9923,, a restored, 13-room Federal house that’s also under the auspices of the Fairfield Heritage Association.


137 E. Main St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130


39.71386000, -82.60088900

Open Hours

Tues.--Sun noon--4.
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(740) 687-5891

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