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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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  • The diorama was very impressive! Quite large and detailed. it gave a great perspective on the battle.  more »
  • My husband and I visited this museum as part of the Bus Tour Option Package we took. We are so happy we did! The Diorama of the entire town of Gettysburg and surrounding landscape and battlefield, is....  more »
  • It's cool for what it is. If you're not expecting modern technology then you will enjoy it. It is huge and is so impressive because it was built by hand. And it's only $8 to get in.
  • A great place to begin your tour of Gettysburg. The diorama "show" gives you a good overview of the timeline of the battles. Some neat historical artifacts on display as well.

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