The cyclorama is the place they funnel visitors after their big budget, Morgan Freeman narrated film about the battle of Gettysburg, so I wasn't really expecting much. I'd seen the Cyclorama years ago, before it was restored. I'm really impressed by the changes they made to it. They have created a 3-D scene by adding real canons and props along the floor around the 360 degree, 40 foot high painting. It's almost a little disorienting, giving me the feeling I was floating a few feet above the battlefield, rather than standing on it. The short presentation is well done. Pickett's Charge is narrated, with lights illuminating different portions of the mural. Explosions go off, lighting up the mural from behind. There is a volley of gun fire and musket barrels flash. Be warned, it's loud, but it gives you a good idea of what battle would have been like. I actually enjoyed it much better than the film.
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