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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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See the ENTIRE battlefield at one time and watch the troop movements for...

See the ENTIRE battlefield at one time and watch the troop movements for ALL three days of battle. The battlefield covers 6,000 acres, an area large enough to be difficult to visualize. The Gettysburg Diorama will put the battle into perspective when you see the ENTIRE battlefield as it appeared in 1863. Carefully researched and meticulously assembled, the Diorama contains over 20,000 hand-painted soldiers, horses, cannons and buildings. Picture the battle through the eyes of Generals Meade and Lee as a narrative unfolds in miniature with a light and sound effects experience you won't forget.

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The diorama was very cool. I kept thinking of how many hours someone must have put into each section, and how many people worked so hard on this. It really helps out the battle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The diorama was very cool. I kept thinking of how many hours someone must have put into each section, and how many people worked so hard on this. It really helps out the battle in perspective.

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Thank Casey T
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It took 12 people 5 yrs. to complete the Diorama. More 

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't certain that I wanted to add this expense to my trip, but am now wanting to visit again. This is a must see!

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1 Thank Carol W
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. More 

Bangor, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After viewing the movie you go to the diorama. Amazing scenes all around as it tells the story of the days. A must see ,very moving!

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Thank mary p
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry, but you have us confused with another attraction. We do not offer a movie. More 

High Point, North Carolina
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm rating the actual Diorama Very Good. It was very detailed and interesting and gave you the a better perspective of the whole layout of the town and all the different battles going on. The "movie" was a voiceover of some photos and not much else. Sorry, but kinda boring. The voice is the same guy from the website. He's... More 

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Thank CalDude2NC
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry, but you have us confused with another attraction. We do not offer a movie. More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artist was just incredible. The diorama is a true piece of American history. It is a must see. The woman who told us about the diorama offered some inside facts like the painter, who was French, painted himself and Abraham Lincoln into the battle. You would never know this without some telling you this.

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Thank Deemer5
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry, but you have us confused with another attraction. We do not offer a painting. More 

Griffith, Indiana
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121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Other than engaging the services of a national park guide to drive our car around Gettysburg, this was the best stop we made. One gets a tremendous visual overhead look at the 3 days of the battle, with colored lights used to represent the armies and their movements. Well worth the time and money

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Thank KimberlyS4
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is our Day 1 stop on our visits. Gives you the sense of direction and history of the 3 days. Must see

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Thank Teri S
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

Hicksville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I thought it was super interesting, but unfortunately, it was too much input for my 9yo ("normal") daughter. I wish we could have stayed but she was so scared between the dark and the loud noises, she couldn't focus on the presentation. We'll try again when she's a little older. She felt awful because she knew I wanted to stay... More 

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1 Thank Anne Z
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry your daughter didn't enjoy the show. We're telling the story about a great battle during the Civil War and we do use light and sound effects to bring the battle to life. More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This place was a amazing!!!! Very informative and just plain down great this diorama took some time and patience to make! It is magnificently made and they have a small muesum after the show you can gander at! They even have one of honest Abe's life mask! Which is rare! Most of the masks that other museums have are death... More 

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Thank Amanda V
GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you never have been on the battlefield and have no clue of your surroundings when visiting, then this would be a good starting point to get an idea of the 3 day battle. It gives you a overview of the 3 day battle and the distance that it covered. For us it was a little boring, because we are... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

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