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Gettysburg Diorama, Gettysburg

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Gettysburg Diorama puts before you the whole battle that shaped American history. The incredibly detailed scale model of the battlefield includes more than 20,000 handpainted soldiers, horses, and artillery pieces. The town of Gettysburg, along with its surrounding woods and fields, is recreated to perfectly depict the scene where the famous Civil War battle took place in 1863. You can learn how the battle progressed, hear the stories about generals George Meade and Robert E. Lee, and see clearly how the terrain influenced the troop movements and the outcome. Light and sound effects enhance the experience and make different aspects of the battle easier to understand. Using our custom trip planner, Gettysburg attractions like Gettysburg Diorama can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We arrived here by my mistake and thank our good "misfortune". The 'show' was an excellent first thing to do on our Gettysburg history day. It gave us a very good sense of the scope of the engagement....  more
    We arrived here by my mistake and thank our good "misfortune". The 'show' was an excellent first thing to do on our Gettysburg history day. It gave us a very good sense of the scope of the engagement....  more »
  • After we toured the battlefield we stopped here to look around. I’m a tourist when I travel and it hit all the tourist places! I’m glad we did! Although it was off season, and she im didn’t have a... 
    After we toured the battlefield we stopped here to look around. I’m a tourist when I travel and it hit all the tourist places! I’m glad we did! Although it was off season, and she im didn’t have a...  more »
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  • If not familiar with the battle, I recommend going here first to see the diorama. The diorama show explains how the battle progressed over the three days and where all the landmarks are. This information wound up being very useful during our trip in Gettysburg.
  • Spiritual successor to the electric map at the old visitor center. Great place to get oriented to the battlefield, especially if you are unfamiliar with it. Presentation lasts about 30 minutes. Just looking at the detail that went into making this display is amazing. Hundreds if not more scaled soldiers and their equipment. The town as it was during the battle. Not sure if little kids would enjoy, the two with me [both under 7] were not into it.

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