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Gettysburg Diorama

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Address: 241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 717-334-6408
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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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 beautiful art work reflecting the civil war in hand painted features of the battle fields and the war.

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... read more

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waldorf,md
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Largest military diorama in America. Great film and show. Do it with combo tickets for Lincoln train museum. Diorama is so detailed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a scale size layout of the 6000 acre battlefield with toy soldiers. When you enter the diorama room, you can look around at the diorama then the staff begins the show. The room darkens and the battlefield is lit up in particular areas to explain the battle. The diorama seems to come to life along with the video... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

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

Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Well worth the trip and admission. Very modern, plenty of parking, lots of great information. I wish we would have started here!

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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 800sq ft. model of the entire battlefield. More 

Hammonton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We really enjoyed our time there. So much to experience. We just strolled through, no rush. Convenient location.

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Tulare, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Following some others' recommendations, we stopped in for the show before taking a guided tour from the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. What a perfect combination. If you already have an extensive knowledge of the Battle of Gettysburg, this may not be for you. If you don't, I can't recommend it enough. To get a bird's eye view of the... More 

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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 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went thinking it was the cyclorama. Since we had already paid we went and too a look. Very worthwihle. Its informative and the work that went into it is pretty incredible.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. So glad you stopped by. More 

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We weren't sure if we'd enjoy this place, as we had never heard about it before. We went on a Monday morning just after opening and we were the only ones there. The hostess was super nice. It really allows you to see the entire area as if you were overhead. We could see and better understand the Gettysburg area... More 

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Happy you decided to stop in and see the Diorama. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really puts the birds eye view on the important points of the battle. Fantastic detail in the creation. Video presentation is very detailed and explanatory. The display downstairs which is a little like walking through a haunted house with battle scenes, etc. --was prettty interesting as well. Enjoyable experience.

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GettysburgDiorama, Manager at Gettysburg Diorama, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Diorama and The Spirit of Gettysburg programs. More 

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