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“You Won't Regret This!”

Victorian Photography Studio
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Whether you want to capture your family's precious vacation or get striking Civil War images , Victorian Photography Studio can make it happen with our extensive Civil War Wardrobe . You can count on us to deliver what we promise. -We offer 19th century Wet-Plate photography with a short hisory lesson on how the process was done. -We also offer the less expensive modern Digital photography.and Now you can rent Civil War clothing for any occasion.Come on in and see some 19th century cameras and props.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Kington, NH
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“You Won't Regret This!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are in Gettysburg you won't regret the time you spend at Victorian Photography. The people that run this place get an A+. They are friendly, don't rush you, and are experts at what they do. If you have the extra $, go for the Wet Plate. It is even more realistic than the digital version. This is the best place in Gettysburg to get an authentic Victorian photo.

Visited September 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great work, awesome staff!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Great place to have authentic Victorian photos taken. We had a great time with the staff and the pictures turned out great!

Visited October 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Union experience at its finest”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We decided as a family to try a wetplate while we were in Gettysburgh. Both owners were excellent and friendly upon entering. Once it was our turn we were quickly dressed in perios attire. While th is process was going on everything was explained from start to finish. My seven year old even managed to sit still for the seventeen seconds needed. Our photo came out great! Friendly owners, great experience = photo of a lifetime!

- The Fancy Pants Family

Visited September 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“First Photo as Bride and Groom after our wedding day.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I wanted to do something special for our honeymoon so I suggested getting a wet plate photo taken. I did some research on the techniques they use online but seeing Patricia and Del using these first hand was amazing to watch.

From the first moment we stepped into the studio till we picked up our wet plate they both were very informative and explained in detail how each step was done. Very importantly they told us how to preserve our wet plate in making it look new for many years to come.

They take time to make sure you are dressed up to how you would like to be. We wanted our photo as traditional as possible. The only thing that wasn't was my wife liked the dress off the shoulder. They have a wide variety of dressing selections both for Women and Men.

I have shown our wet plate photo to many friends and family and they still talk about it to this day. The whole experience was Wonderful. Thank you again Patricia and Del. Great Job!

I would recommend this for anyone. It is a very unique way to have a lasting memory. They are very excellent and professional craftsmen in this profession. To make sure you can get your photo taken when you are in Gettysburg make sure you make and appointment.

Visited April 2013
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Buffalo, New York
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome picture and very friendly.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Made reservations for pictures on Friday at 2. We arrived into Gettysburg after a 6 hour drive from home just about 1 hour before our reservation. When we arrived to the studio we were exhausted and I was fearful of a long drawn out experience. We are a family of 6 with 4 kids aged from 11 to 20 months. We were in and out with an absolutely awesome picture of the 6 of us in under 45 minutes. The staff was super friendly. The ladies (3) got dressed first. In about 10 minutes Mom and two daughters were dressed and looked beautiful. Then the boys got ready next (2) took about 5 minutes. We then dressed the baby and within 5 minutes had our picture taken. We went for an ice cream and came back to pick up the pictures about 30 minutes later. Things could not have went more smoothly.
highly recommend using this studio if you are interested in a wonderful era picture like this.

Visited September 2013
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