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Gettysburg Diorama

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6408
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Ranked #16 of 37 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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Overview of each day's fighting, so it pulled together all I had known and seen thus far. Easier to understand then the Cyclorama, which is valuable for the artistic work it is.

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rhinelander, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Painted over 100 years ago and beautifully restored painting and display that gives you a real 360 view of what the battle was all about.

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This helps see the whole battlefield and helps you to see how large an area the battle was fought in. One must see this as it will give you a clearer sense of what part of the battle was fought where. Love the artifacts housed there too. Was also nice to sit for awhile after all the walking we did!

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virginia
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60 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is hard to imagine the process involved in painting this gigantic canvas so many years ago. We should be grateful that the National Park Service and donors restored this to excellent condition and then dedicated the space needed to display the painting. The showing takes only about 20-30 minutes. It is impressive.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was a fantastic rendition of what occurred during the Battle of Gettysburg. It was fabulous that the artist was able to complete the enormous painting within a year's time and beautifully! The tragedy of war was certainly captured well on canvas. We are so happy we were able to see this treasure!

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Lyons, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Went inside, not really knowing what to expect. What a gorgeous, very detailed miniature display. You will hear the complete history of all the battles, the generals ...with lights and a very stoic narration. I recommend seeing this.

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Enjoyed comparing the exhibit to the one that is on display in Atlanta Georgia.very nicely displayed the exhibit was very informative

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

nice added bonus to see the battleground in a different perspective. spent about 15 minutes or so. it is timed. amazing that it was created 150 years or so ago. very cool to see.

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Enjoyed visiting the Diorama this fall. We were finally able to clearly see the layout of the 3 day battle and it helped us to understand it much better.

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Lyons, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Air conditioned room, nice movie,. very informative and artic detailed. shows exactly how the war progressed and give you an accurate view of the Gettysburg area. Go here first before you do any touring at parks or on your own

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