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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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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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The Spirits of Gettysburg

This was actually pretty cool and really cool if you're 11. We did the Diorama which is pretty darn interesting and puts the battle of Gettysburg in perspective, but the Spirits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was actually pretty cool and really cool if you're 11. We did the Diorama which is pretty darn interesting and puts the battle of Gettysburg in perspective, but the Spirits of Gettysburg is something to see. While you go from room/section to section, the spirits of Robert E. Lee, Jenny Wade and Abraham Lincoln talk to you. It's like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very informative. It did get a little boring (narrator) after a while though. It was very detailed. Was recommended to us and we are very glad we stopped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not go into the diorama, but on the day we were there, there was a very nice older man that sat on a bench at the entrance. He greeted us very sweetly and asked if we were to see the diorama. ( white hair and glasses. Very nice man) It sounded like fun, but we were pressed for time... More 

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Batavia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited because I remember having seen the diorama many years ago and thought it was a good overview of the battle. The diorama and accompanying video is a good overview but is very dated. We bought combination tickets for the diorama and the "Spirits of Gettysburg" that was in the basement and I do not recommend it. The "spirits"... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was not aware of the diorama and its origin and the various places it has been shown thru the years. An impressive painting by very skilled artists.

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northern Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by the diorama prior to touring the battlefields and I am so glad we did! It really put the unfolding of the events during the siege of Gettysburg in perspective. Amazing how little battles were fought around the city over the course of three days. It provided almost a bird's eye view of the epic battle.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're happy you stopped by too! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't help be impressed that someone put the diorama together, it's pretty massive. It does help orient you to the battle field but I wouldn't say that this is necessary to help you figure out the battle field. All in all I did enjoy it, even though tour shown the diorama in a fixed time box window. Modernizing the... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation this week and decided to stop in to see the Diorama. It is amazing how they recreated the town and surrounding area in miniature. There was a narration to go with it.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, do not confused the diorama with th cyclorama. I believe that the cyclorama is in the military park. The diorama is on Steinwehr Blvd in the middle of town. The best way to describe this is that it is like a huge train set without trains, as someone else said. There are thousands of small figures amid... More 

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

Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction combines the diorama and a story, lighting, and sound to explain the battle of Gettysburg. If you can't tell from the pictures, it's like a large train set without the train but with the surroundings. I thought that it was supposed to be a large painting combined with the diorama like Atlanta but there is no painting. They... More 

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