Gettysburg Diorama

See the Gettysburg Battlefield in miniature form! The Gettysburg Diorama allows groups to view the whole 6,000-acre battlefield, putting the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg into perspective for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. The entire diorama is scaled to recreate the 1863 battleground, complete with over 20,000 hand painted soldiers war cannons, horses, and buildings. See the three-day battle in action from beginning to end during the half-hour light and sound show, which aids in understanding the layout and troop movements. Groups can request a licensed battlefield guide while booking field trips for the Gettysburg Diorama. Discounted group rates are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

The Gettysburg Diorama presents a birds-eye view of an important moment in Pennsylvania history for students to delve into. The Civil War comes to life while students view the entire Gettysburg Battlefield as it appeared in 1863 to Confederate General Robert Lee and Union General George Meade. The narrated light and sound presentation will allow students to understand Civil War strategy in relation to the Gettysburg terrain on which soldiers fought. Students are welcome to take photos of the diorama. Any swords, cap guns, and pocketknives can be removed from the gift shop with advance notice for school groups that would like to pick out souvenirs at the end of their field trip visit.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Union, Confederacy, geography, military history, combat, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Main
Phone: 717-334-6408

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Gettysburg Diorama

See the Gettysburg Battlefield in miniature form! The Gettysburg Diorama allows groups to view the whole 6,000-acre battlefield, putting the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg into perspective for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. The entire diorama is scaled to recreate the 1863 battleground, complete with over 20,000 hand painted soldiers war cannons, horses, and buildings. See the three-day battle in action from beginning to end during the half-hour light and sound show, which aids in understanding the layout and troop movements. Groups can request a licensed battlefield guide while booking field trips for the Gettysburg Diorama. Discounted group rates are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on badges related to history and architecture while visiting the HO scale Gettysburg Diorama. Scouts will learn about Civil War history as they view the entire Gettysburg Battlefield from the perspective of Confederate General Robert Lee and Union General George Mead. The narrated light and sound presentation will allow scouts to understand 19th-century military strategy in relation to Gettysburg’s landscape and surrounding architectural elements. Scout groups are welcome to take photos of the diorama during their visit.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Union, Confederacy, geography, military history, combat, historical figures, architecture, landscape.

contact info
Name: Main
Phone: 717-334-6408

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Gettysburg Diorama

See the Gettysburg Battlefield in miniature form! The Gettysburg Diorama allows groups to view the whole 6,000-acre battlefield, putting the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg into perspective for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. The entire diorama is scaled to recreate the 1863 battleground, complete with over 20,000 hand painted soldiers war cannons, horses, and buildings. See the three-day battle in action from beginning to end during the half-hour light and sound show, which aids in understanding the layout and troop movements. Groups can request a licensed battlefield guide while booking field trips for the Gettysburg Diorama. Discounted group rates are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Camp

Summer camp groups will be amazed as they view the Gettysburg Diorama, known as the largest miniature military diorama in the U.S. Campers will watch the Civil War come to life while viewing the entire Gettysburg Battlefield looked in 1863. During the narrated light and sound presentation, campers will have the chance to see war tactics used during the battle, and how soldiers maneuvered the Gettysburg terrain. Campers are welcome to take photos of the diorama during the field trip visit.

contact info
Name: Main
Phone: 717-334-6408

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Gettysburg Diorama

See the Gettysburg Battlefield in miniature form! The Gettysburg Diorama allows groups to view the whole 6,000-acre battlefield, putting the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg into perspective for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. The entire diorama is scaled to recreate the 1863 battleground, complete with over 20,000 hand painted soldiers war cannons, horses, and buildings. See the three-day battle in action from beginning to end during the half-hour light and sound show, which aids in understanding the layout and troop movements. Groups can request a licensed battlefield guide while booking field trips for the Gettysburg Diorama. Discounted group rates are available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Homeschool

Field trips to the Gettysburg Diorama are a great supplement to homeschool Civil War curricula. Homeschoolers will see the Battle of Gettysburg unfold before their eyes during the narrated light and sound presentation. This field trip experience allows homeschoolers to understand Civil War strategy in relation to the Gettysburg landscape on which soldiers fought. Homeschoolers are welcome to take photos of the diorama. Special accommodations can be arranged for homeschool groups that would like to pick out souvenirs from the gift shop the end of their field trip visit.

topics covered:
Social studies, Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Union, Confederacy, geography, military history, combat, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Main
Phone: 717-334-6408

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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