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Gettysburg Diorama

241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6408
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 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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Savannah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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267 reviews 267 reviews
38 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is part of your battlefield tour if you want. It always amazes me to see it. You will never see anything like it anywhere.

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Vacherie, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Made you feel like you were witnessing the actual battle. Very solomn. Explained everything from how the war began to the end. It makes you appreciate America and wonder what those brave soldiers would think about what is happening today in the U.S.; especially after all the blood that was shed to give us our freedom.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Worth seeing. The woman at the counter was exceptionally friendly and made us feel welcome. One of the highlights of our trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Did not know much about it, but it's part of the tour package. Well displayed, but wish they had more viewing room, or a smaller group.

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