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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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A good place to start!!!

A little kitschy, but overall a good intro to the three days battles. Gives a good overview. Not at all expensive and the gift shop has some interesting items. Well worth your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A little kitschy, but overall a good intro to the three days battles. Gives a good overview. Not at all expensive and the gift shop has some interesting items. Well worth your time!! (about an hour)

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Athens, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good collection of items, especially touristy, keepsake sorts of things. Interesting postcards. Reasonably priced on most, but be sure to compare. Diorama adds to more of the history.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was an amazing experience to see this art work and the way it is displayed. They staff was friendly and the show that went with the viewing was really good.

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South Park Township, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had heard and read about the Diorama but I couldn't imagine how valuable this experience would be until we actually got there and experienced for ourselves. I didn't know much beyond the basics of the battle prior to our visit. This was the perfect way to get to experience those three days in 1863 and understand the magnitude of... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great experience for the history buff, and something all Americans should see. Crowded, but still enjoyable.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Cyclorama was beautiful, but we felt ripped off because we paid $11.50 each (there were 4 of us) and were only allowed to spend 15 minutes (the time for an audio presentation) to observe it. We felt we needed much longer because there was so much detail to it and we are true history buffs and wanted more time.... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not too long but even kids will like this. It puts the battles in perspective and makes it come to life.

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The diorama gave a nice overview of the three-day battle of Gettysburg, putting the different areas of battle into perspective as to how it all meshed together. History books can spit out dates and locations, but the use of the diorama and lighting effects gave a terrific overview and better understanding of those fateful days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Diorama show was very informational. We bought a family package including this show and a ghost tour. Both were fun for our 15 and 7 year olds.

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

On the second floor of the visitor's center is the restored diorama, a huge painting that is a large circle around the room. There is an audio explanation as each part is explained. If in Gettysburg Visitor Center, make this a high priority.

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Additional Information about Gettysburg Diorama

Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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