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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 35 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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East Butler, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Here, we found great attention to details and inspiring narration. We enjoyed the show and expanded our awareness into our country's struggles.

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Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The diorama was nice to look at before the show; but once the show started my family found it to be a bit boring. I expected more lights, action, and sound effects. There were short gaps in the video where we looked at a blank screen until the next picture came up. Not sure I would spend the money to... More

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the program. Reading the other reviews, most people find the Diorama very helpful in learning about the battle. The Diorama's goal is to help in teaching the events about the battle more that to entertain. More

W. PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

An excellent explanation of the Battle at Gettysburg. Very well Done. The presentation lasted about 30 minutes. Coupons are available in the local booklets for discounts.

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Eaton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It had some good information, but it was a little difficult to get into. It was $7 for about 15 minutes of looking at some tiny soldiers. I was not blown away, but I didn't regret sitting though it.

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Hi-lite of our trip. Workmanship and display of such an incredible work of art was astonishing. The work involved with preserving this artifact was also a great story.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everything in Gettysburg closes at 5:00. At least this is open til 10. Not as good as the old electric map but does show the whole battle field. staff very helpful and informative

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great information, but for anyone not familiar with what really happened I think they would've been VERY confused. The artifacts and art work around the diorama was also very impressive!

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Davenport
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This helps to bring the battle to life and all the children fascinated, but this is not just for kids all the adults were awed by the experience. A must.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Historic painting which is a 360 degree view imagined from the centre of the battle at the high point of Pickets charge at Cemetery Hill; dramatically lit, with added 3d by including cannon and soil to bring it up to the viewing platform. It takes about 15 minutes to have the show with ranger comments. It is unique in size... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I wish we'd gone here before our battlefield tour as it would have helped out a lot in getting a good perspective of the scope of the battle, and various locations would have had more meaning. As it was, the show was still interesting and informative (though the narrator did have a comically thick New York accent). The diorama looks... More

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