The Union Mills Homestead, the Shriver family homestead for six generations, is a historic landmark located seven miles north of Westminster, Maryland, and 17 miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This museum of American rural culture features original artifacts — everything is much the same as when the Shriver family lived there. Tours of the main house, blacksmith shop and functioning grist mill offer a step into the past. Its cultural and Civil War history make Union Mills Homestead a popular destination for school groups and history buffs. The beautiful gardens and rustic meeting barn provide a scenic venue for weddings and gatherings.
VISIT AN EARLY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
(Photo credits: Slider house photo – Roy and Delores Kelley Photographs. Slider mill photo – Chris Sanfino. Wedding photo – Kathryn Lynne Photography.)