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Gettysburg Diorama

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6408
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The painting is not what you expect. Someone tells you it is 40 feet high and that does not mean much. It is wall to wall in an enormous circular theater. You have to walk around during the narration to see where the action has moved to. The music is very stirring that accompanies the narration. Difficult to negotiate the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

First time in gettysburg and this was a great place to start my tour. The presentation is very through and interesting. Gives you the lay of the land so to speak so when you go to actual battle field you have a general idea where things happened around you.

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NJ
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visual presentation with audio to make the battles feel real. All ages can enjoy the experience of walking around and seeing it from different perspectives.

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NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I can see from reading recent reviews that people are confusing the Gettysburg Diorama with the Cyclorama. The Cyclorama is an enormous, amazing oil painting of the battle and it is located at the Visitor's Center at the battlefield. The diorama is a large room sized "table top" display of the battlefields, located in the back of a gift shop... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you've ever seen and missed the old electronic map that use to be at the old Visitor's center then you should give the diorama a look. It is the scope of the whole battle in miniature. it really helps to bring the battle into perspective. The lighting at the various battle sites gives a great overview. I had passed... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This venue stays open late, a great asset, but it is the diorama you come to see and its a fantastic show, take the time to go here and you will not regret it at all! Take time to look around museum displays too, so interesting and genuine.

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Bucharest, Romania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A nicely restored pictorial display of the battle, once it was the top attraction in Gettysburg. Worth seeing not only for the history it shows, but also because it is one of the few dioramas left, of its type in the world. Once, these things were huge attractions, but motion pictures brought about their demise. A good attraction for kids,... More

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Westtown, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Amazing the amount of work that went into that display! The program was well done and it's a must seefor anyone visiting Gettysburg..

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Crete, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The Diorama was a good overview of the battle. We received free tickets otherwise we probably would not have gone.

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Diorama has been updated and improved. The presentation wasn't just lights on the floor anymore but a film and lighted full sized soldier mannequins to show the battle.

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