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“Puts the Battle into Perspective”
Review of Gettysburg Diorama

Gettysburg Diorama
Ranked #26 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The diorama is set up with thousands of soldiers, horses and weapons to depict the series of events in the Gettysburg Battle. It was very interesting to walk around and look at the scenes and to imagine how much time and patience it must have taken to set it all up. After walking around, we sat on bleachers and watched a sound and light show about the battle. I must confess that I found that a little boring but I am not a huge history buff and we had also visited the Visitor Center and Cyclorama, which I found much more interesting. But it was a neat thing to see and our grandson enjoyed looking at it, too.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a must see before you tour the battlefield. This gives you the whole town and how the attack took place

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I always love to check this out! Whoever put this together did such great work. My children are too young to fully appreciate it yet, but we'll be visiting for years to come!

1  Thank LBradley22
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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Happy to hear you think the Diorama is cool, and that you will visit us again!!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you come to Gettysburg with only a basic or intermediate knowledge of the battle, stopping here first is a must. It gives the perfect summary of every event - big and small - of the three day battle. If you are expert on the subject, you will enjoy it because of the intricate details in the vast diorama on display, or the artifacts on the walls.

Thank Kelsey H
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GettysburgDiorama, Owner at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you for recommending us, from the novice to the history buff!!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had limited time in Gettysburg so went to the museum to find out as much as possible. Being British my knowledge of American history was not too great before this visit. The diorama actually moved me to tears with sadness. I felt it was really powerful to have that effect.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

yes, the program does bring tears to some people. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the U.S!!

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