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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 decided to do this attraction first to get an overview of the battle of Gettysburg and it filled that bill. As complicated as the battle was, the narration attempted to simplify it. Not a bad...  more »
  • Excellent visual and audio description of battles at Gettysburg. We visited the diorama first and then took the 2 hour guided bus tour of the battlefield. We then walked the national cemetery and...  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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