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Gettysburg Diorama

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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
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Description: 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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Very helpful and neat to see

Dioramas used to be quite the thing but are not so common in the digital age. I love them and this is not only a good one from the standpoint of diorama-lovers but also tell the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Dioramas used to be quite the thing but are not so common in the digital age. I love them and this is not only a good one from the standpoint of diorama-lovers but also tell the story of Gettysburg wonderfully

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Provides a wonderful bird's-eye perspective of the battle. Amazing work of art with a great narrative of the three day battle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When I arrived I didn't have a high expectation (it was a regular shop) but once we bought our tickets and went in for the presentation I was amazed. They had a great presentation, amazing exhibit and attraction.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Did not know what to expect. The sounds and sites of the battles was way beyond what one would expect. The diorama is an achievment well worth experiencing.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Go see and understand better the war that divided our nation. It interesting, educational and hard to believe.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Battle of Gettysburg covered a HUGE amount of territory. The diorama give you a good overview of the full area. The narration does get a bit confusing with all the units involved and all the Generals in the battle. If you are a Civil War buff, it is probably not too bad, but for the uninitiated, it can be... More 

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I can see that this may be useful for those who just can't grasp the entire battle and needs to have it broken down on a small scale. Lights will show where each day's skirmish happened. It was surprising how detailed the entire Gettysburg town and battlefield was done on the room size display. But, it isn't really for everyone.

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Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This diorama is the largest in the world. It recreates the town of Gettysburg during the war with miniature soldiers. It gives you an overview of the battle with a short narration and lights highlighting where the soldiers stationed themselves for battle.We loved the detail.

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Cohoes, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We decided to stop here the night we arrived. It was open until 8 PM. As stated by an earlier reviewer: it is old style. I really enjoyed getting an overview of the battlefields and Gettysburg as it was our first time visiting this region. The diorama is intricate and the audio that accompanies it is well done. You have... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

With the electronic map ( old style ) gone this is the next best thing Start here first get your bearings and explore

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