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Gettysburg Diorama

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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2821
Phone Number: (717) 334-6408
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 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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Gives a nice overview of the battle

The diorama presentation costs $7.00 and lasts about a half hour, plus the 10 minutes you're given to look it over. If you've ever seen a really complex model train exhibit, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The diorama presentation costs $7.00 and lasts about a half hour, plus the 10 minutes you're given to look it over. If you've ever seen a really complex model train exhibit, this is the same type of construction. The presentation itself is multimedia as you get an audio narration, video and slides on a movie screen and lights highlighting different... More 

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Cook Forest, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a unique and worthwhile exhibit for your battlefield experience. Adults and children will all find this interesting and informative.

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waldorf,md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All is centralized when visiting the museum and it's not all free, but well worth the cost of admissions. You have the feeling of having been there. It's a private organization even though park rangers are present. Recent upgrades make it more enjoyable as you take your history lessons in clean comfortable suroundings. Well worth the experience.

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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 battlefield and we tell the story of the battle. Next time you're in Gettysburg, please stop by and visit us. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus tour one day and then went to this Diorama which really cements in your brain, the plethora of information you have been given. There is plenty of seating and the 20,000 handpainted soldiers, horses, cannons and buildings come to life in your mind's eye.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! More 

Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat view of the battle, but it s kind of anticlimactic. The display is amazing, but as far as the show, it's not really worth the price.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy the program. Our other reviews found it helpful in understanding the 6,ooo acre battlefield and the history that happened here. More 

Port Clinton, Ohio
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older attraction in gettysburg, but still was a great place to visit. I learned some things I didn't know about the Civil War. If you have time, stop here and check it out!

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

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

California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the diorama. It was like using a historical technique to look at history. We thought it would be a quick peek then on to something else but we found ourselves lingering looking at the details of little mini-stories in every nook and cranny.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way home, thinking this would be a quick visit to learn about the school for children orphaned by the war. To our surprise, these creative dioramas helped pull together much of the information we learned the day before on our bus tour of the battlefield, particularly Pickett's Charge. We gained a wealth of Civil War... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Happy to hear the Gettysburg Diorama helped to give a better understanding of the battle. More 

usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband enjoyed it but I thought it was boring and fell asleep. It's supposed to be the largest military diorama It's accompanied by a slide show and audio and lights come on in the area of the diorama that they are referring to in the audio.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son had been an avid Railroad model for many years and I felt that seeing a diorama presentation would be amazing. I was sorely disappointed. Yes, there is a lot of detail and hard work put into the diorama, but the truth is that the presentation totally ruins the experience. You're sitting in a room with bleachers and the... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Sorry you did not enjoy the program. Many of our reviews said it was helpful. More 

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