Visiting the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama

Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama in Gettysburg PennsylvaniaBack in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Cycloramas were a popular form of artistic entertainment. Artists would spend hundreds upon hundreds of hours painting super-large pieces of artworks called Cycloramas. These pieces of artworks can give viewers a 360 degree view of whatever scene that the artist is trying to depict.

A few months ago we took a trip down to Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and visited the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center where the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama is housed. If you’ve never visited Gettysburg, you’re really missing out because there are a ton of things to see & do, many of which I already covered right here on the blog.

Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

This beautiful oil on canvas piece of artwork was painted by the artist Paul Dominique Philippoteaux and was first shown in 1884 in Boston. It’s an actual depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg and is massive in size! It will take you several minutes to walk around the perimeter platform just to see the entire thing. It’s very detailed too!

Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

They dim the lights and you’ll hear a narrator tell you all about the 3-day battle of Gettysburg and they enhance the entire experience with colorful lights, explosions, sounds of all kinds, etc. They really bring the battle to life! It’s incredible to see & hear!

The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama is located in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. They do charge admission to get into the museum and a separate admission to see the Cyclorama. For $15.00 per adult, we got to tour the museum, watch a film in the theater and got to experience the Cyclorama.

Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

For my travel feature this week, I’m sharing with all of you a few photos that I took of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama during our most recent visit. If you ever get the chance to visit, we highly recommend that you stop into the museum to see it. What an incredible experience!

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  1. ellen beck says:

    We love history and have visited many battlefields. We have never been to Gettysburg though. This is one place I would like to see. It is interesting and the guides at these types of places are great. This one looks terrific.

  2. Tamra Phelps says:

    Someday, I definitely want to get to Gettysburg! I’m a history buff, so I love visiting places like this. I’ll put this on my list of things to see in Gettysburg.

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I remember you talking about the Cyclorama and diorama in a different post. I think it would be an incredible experience to see these exhibits and worth the cost.

  4. Cathy Jarolin says:

    It definitly be worth the $15.00 to see this. I never heard of a Cyclorama in all my years Lol! I agree with you seems like PA is the place to go if you want to see and do alot of awesome things. I never appreciated History when I was in School.. That changed however when I go older. Now I can’t seem to get enough of History! The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama has to be awesome. I would love to see it.. Thankyou so much for sharing..

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