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Gettysburg Diorama

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6408
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Raleigh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is truly a work of art and love. It provides a full view of several battle fronts that developed near the town of Gettysburg over a 3 day period. The narrative was a bit too detailed with all the different names of commanders and their regiments being thrown out rather quickly. However, the visual highlighting with special lighting effects... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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89 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Found out that this was offered 100 yrs ago as a standard means of entertainment. Seemed very unique to me. Enjoyed the pieces of apparel, weapons and apparatus that added to the realism of the painting. Amazing that this was done over 100 yrs ago.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I liked that it was close to hotel and people were friendly. It had a great gift shop and was very educational!

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

One of many attractions, to perhaps use the word loosely, but it did give a very good picture of how the whole battle worked. Not too flash, but it was good. Most worthwhile.

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Aston, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There's a lot of detail in the diorama. Every time I look at it I seem to find more detail or something I missed the last time I looked at it. It's quite amazing how well it's preserved too.

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Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The presentation was not only interesting to me but to my children as well. I have three little ones and their attention was definitely captured.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing display, very nice history. My daughter wished it was an interactive session instead of just a recorded 30 minute history.

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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

the diorama was really, i recommend you go visit, the lights and sounds made the painting come alive, as well as the fake cannon blasts

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Southeastern,Pa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A beautiful painting that gives you a good idea of what happened on the battlefield. the little light flashes and sound effects add to the interest. I guess I expected a little more, maybe for th diorama to rotate or the platform we were standing on so as not to miss wha was going on in several areas at once.... More

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New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This diorama is very neat and obviously a ton of work went into it. A video plays as well giving an overview of the Gettysburg battle which is a good way to introduce those new to the battle and give them an idea what happened there before visiting the battlefields. And the diorama itself is like a map showing a... More

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