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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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Good overview of the battles!

Came in to see the Diorama after reading the reviews on TA. This is not to be confused with the Cyclorama (which is the painting in the visitor center/museum). This minituare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I wish I could give an accurate review but alas the 3 times we tried to see the diorama we had over a 25 minute wait. The displays in the entrance are nice. The gift area is huge and the staff was cheerful and friendly. We just didn't want to wait so long.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Came in to see the Diorama after reading the reviews on TA. This is not to be confused with the Cyclorama (which is the painting in the visitor center/museum). This minituare gives you an overview of all the battlefields telling you the order in which the battles took place via the video that plays and the section on the diorama... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

a good starting point for those who aren't familiar with the civil war history, so plentiful in this area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are interested in the battle and want to see how it played out then this is a must. You should visit this before you go to the battlefield itself as this will give you a better perspective on everything. With over 20,000 hand painted miniatures, you get a good feel for the battle. The narration is clear and... More 

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Deux-Montagnes, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to visit the diorama . Was interested in the layout of the town of Gettysburg in miniature. The video that went with it was very informative.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was interesting but dirty and dusty. It was nice to see the battlefield in the small scale but the figures were so dirty you could not tell the blue from the gray. This is such an interesting idea , seeing the battle in this small scale, but it is a shame they didn't upkeep it.

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Sorry if you thought the Diorama was dirty. I have people ask me I how keep it so clean so I'm a little confused More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Definitely make time for this. The staff is friendly, it is a unique experience. The audio and visual presentation and description of the 3 day battle is a great overview of this historic event. Must do for kids - 5th grade and up.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited the museum and decided to visit the Diorama which was impressive. Hard to believe that someone has that type of patience to hand paint individual soldiers and make a realistic battlefield experience. The video that accompanies the narration could be better because there is "white space" and at first you don't know if the film isn't showing up... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was one of the first attractions we went to when we got to Gettysburg, on a recommendation from a friend. I'm glad we did because it was a good overview with lots of information. They have some other artifacts to look at aside from the diorama. A bit drier than some of the other attractions, but like I said,... More 

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was not excited to see this but loved it Friendly staff and nice show Give people credit for psinting all those figurines

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