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Gettysburg Diorama

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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2821
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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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It is a great way to experience the whole battlefield at once. They go through the 3 days. It's good for kids to see.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ManateeCathy
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Tonawanda, New York

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Tonawanda, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great way to experience the whole battlefield at once. They go through the 3 days. It's good for kids to see.

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Thanks for the great review and for recommending the Diorama. More 

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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is enjoyable. A different thing to 3xplore. And a different perspective on Gettysburg. Worth seeing, but I wouldn't do everytime I visit.

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New Albany, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of a few dioramas that were painted by a team of French artists some years after the battle. The main artist visited the battleground and interviewed veterans and townspeople to inform his work on this masterpiece. Now through use of a computerized lighting system, the story of the 3-day battle plays out around the diorama for visitors... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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495 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic thing to see when visiting Gettysburg. Knowledgeable ladies that knew their stuff and were happy to explain things to you if you had any questions. This was very, very well done!

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed largest diorama in the US. A must see. Over 20,000 pieces. Be sure to see the show that accompanies it. A lot of very good information giving you a great perspective of the battlefield

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Thank you for the great review and for recommending the Diorama! More 

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To see the miniatures and see how they they are used in the narration is just great. The message at the end of Diorama presentation is a must for everyone to see.

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We payed to see the battle, we looked around before it started. We waited for more people to come which if I would have known about the experience I would have asked for my money back! They started the battle and the whole entire time the group we waited for talked the whole time,laughing and being obnoxious. There were times... More 

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Very sorry to hear people were talking during the program. Unfortunately we can't doing anything about something like this unless someone brings it to our attention. Very sorry about the other customers. More 

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

A great way to see the whole picture of the battle of Gettysburg. Very informative and educational. I would highly recommend this if you want to see the whole picture on a smaller level.

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waldorf,md
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I took my first born grandson for a day of bonding and refection on what it means to be free and the price paid by so many. Being an immigrant from Germany, my history didn't include a war based on the color of your skin. It's an experience to hold my second generation close to me and discuss a history... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

I'm sorry but you have us confused with the Cyclorama. The Gettysburg Diorama is an 800 sq ft model of the entire battlefield. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

If you are new to the battlefield, this is a good place to start, The diorama depicts the battle action in Gettysburg in a sort of IMAX surround setting, where the viewer is in the center of it all.

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