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Gettysburg Diorama

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6408
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Ranked #17 of 36 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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Binghamton, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing !!!! This Helped my husband and I to understand the layout of the battle and how the battle progressed. We plan on returning here again.

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Steubenville, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went through this summer and it was a greatly informative explanation of where everything took place. Made the battle positions and fighting easier to understand. You can look closely at it after the show and see the details in it. Has seating so you can be comfortable. Was a little expensive but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very informative about the battlefield. The lights, sounds & dialog were great. Plan on making the trip again next yr with 81yr old father with us. The gift shop also had reasonable prices on their stuff that we looked at while we were waiting for the next show to begin.

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Windsor Mill, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This attraction orients visitors to the events that occurred during the Civil War at Gettysburg. Leaders who helped to shape our nation's history were mentioned during the presentation. Using sound effects and lights, parts of the diorama were shown as the events were explained. This is an inexpensive way to gain knowledge.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The restoration of this piece of art is masterful. You will find yourself bumping into people as you stare at the detail that makes you feel like you're right there.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great introduction to the battlegrounds. Well done diorama with town buildings, hills, lights and an excellent and clear narration. Lights point out the area being discussed. Sound effects and pictures projected on the wall. This gives a great overview. The price was so reasonable, no crowds or pressure, just time to examine, watch and come away very... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We saw a little of the diorama when we walked in the foyer but then they asked us to pay to see the actual diorama. After seeing the Cyclorama I knew that nothing would be comparable so we skipped it.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

So sorry you didn't take the time to see the Diorama. According to the other reviews, you would have enjoyed it and it would have been helpful to understand the vast battlefield and the history More

Kingston, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the Gettysburg Diorama. Exceedingly large and well executed, it provides an excellent overview of the battle. It would be a great first stop before you tour the battlefield itself to help orient you to the landscape and battle action. The diorama includes buildings, landscape, lights and thousands of figures that do a... More

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Canton, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This model of the town and surrounding battle grounds is so necessary to understand the battles before you tour the battlefields. They set you down and the lights come on and they walk you through the attack around the town of Gettysbury and this helps you really understand how all those states come together to battle..Dont buy your tour bus... More

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The diorama is the oldest and largest diorama in the country. Educational in the fact that you feel like you are experiencing the action on the battlefield.

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