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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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exccellent

we were there on off season, however, the ladies running the place allowed up to see the film and look over the displays. We paid of course, but we had the place all by ourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we were there on off season, however, the ladies running the place allowed up to see the film and look over the displays. We paid of course, but we had the place all by ourself!

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Avalon, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Diorama is a complete overview of the battles held at Gettysburg and related areas. Well worth the stop.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and recommending the Diorama More 

La Canada Flintridge, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Awesome experience To see battlefield, sites & exhibits. Must for all ages. Must for Civil War buffs. Explains battle etc.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and recommending the Diorama More 

Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

Visalia, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Thank you for the Great review! More 

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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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great review!! More 

Savannah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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271 reviews 271 reviews
38 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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 

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