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Gettysburg Diorama

Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
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Ranked #22 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: See the ENTIRE battlefield at one time and watch the troop movements for ALL three days of battle...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.

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Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Diorama was outstanding very interesting, we had a great time listening and following along, my suggestion is to get there early enough or the parking is crazy..

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Visalia, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited Gettysburg in Oct. 2014 after staying in Colonial Williamsburg for several days. We love history and looked forward to visiting the battlefields. We took a bus tour, drove through on our own, went to the Visitor's Center and so on, but this diorama really gave us a visual of how things went down and how the town and... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thank you for the GREAT review!!! More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I remember going to this as a child, when I returned many many years later, I thought it was great place to start because you saw the whole battlefield and where things where in relationship to each other and the battle was explained. Ii was excellent.

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Inwood, West Virginia, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is so hard to put all the significant parts of the 3 day battle together as one overall event. The old light board did a good job of it but this display was much more informative because of the landmarks, the models, the lights. If you are a first time visitor this is a good start along with the... More 

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Savannah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are a history buff, you will leave in tears!! This unique display is the best I've seen and the perfect addition to the museum and the site tours.

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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Amazing recreation, but we were rushed out and feel like I needed more time to take in all the images.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed the Diorama. Sorry if you seemed rushed. We give at least 5 min before and after the show to look around, longer if there's no one for the next show. You might have come in right before we need to start the program. Very sorry. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The 2D Show needs a modernization, even if the twinkling lights you see for troop movements needs to be installed. The overhead lights are used to focus in on the topics, and that's just not enough technology in this modern age. The souveniers are also a bit tired. But I always enjoy my trip here and the hostess with the... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry about not having the modern technology, but we're more concerned about giving a good history lesson. The other reviews seem to think we're doing ok in this thank you More 

Watsontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Diorama was great! The only drawback is the gift shop they ask you to wait in before entering the theatre. A little bit tacky for such a cool attraction!

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed the show. We also have a lobby with many interesting displays to look at while you wait for the show. Thank you More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was our first stop. I wanted to give everyone in our group an overview that encompassed the scope and sequence of the 3 day battle. It was well done and served it's purpose. The artifacts around the diorama were also interesting. It was great to see the whole battlefield for some context.

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Elkton, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was nice to see the three days of Gettysburg "acted out". The diorama is nice, it gives and idea of what happened each day and it doesn't just act as a glorified replica of the town at the time. The speaker also shows where current day streets and stops are during the show to give a general idea of... More 

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