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Gettysburg Diorama

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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Dated but so worth it. The bird's eye view is great and the story is very educational. Very neat to see the battle day to day. Don't miss this gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dated but so worth it. The bird's eye view is great and the story is very educational. Very neat to see the battle day to day. Don't miss this gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A little on the corny side.... But gives you a birds eye overall view of the scale of the entire battlefield. Great people running the place. Very friendly and personable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to do this prior to going to the battlefield the following day - and we are very happy we did. When we walked in there was a show starting in just a couple minutes - so we went in to the show and paid on the way out - very trusting staff. The explanation and lighting of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This could be even better with less people per tour--it was sometimes difficult to see the area being described. It is an amazing work, however, and one that any Civil War student should see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This diorama really helps put everything together for the battle. It helped me understand where everyone was at what time during the 3 days. Wish I would of done it years ago!

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really amazing that someone built this whole thing! Was a great way to see the whole battlefield and all if Gettysburg from a bird's eye view. Definitely worth seeing!

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El Toro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really awesome place to visit! Couple it with the "Spirits of Gettysburg" tour downstairs, and you'll get a great overview of the area and the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most important things to remember when visiting Gettysburg is that it is old. People have been coming here for a long time. The Diorama has been here for quite awhile. It is not high tech or remodeled. Some people might be a little hesitant about the building's appearance. Don't be!!!!! It is not to be missed! It... More 

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southern indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fascinating diorama. Be sure to head up there after the movie. My only complaint was that I felt a bit rushed to leave to let the next group of people in.

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost was reasonable so you don't have much to loose. Gives you a good idea of the troop movement over the 3 days of the battle.

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