Here are a few photos of sections of the massive HO-scale diorama of the Battle of Gettysburg which is located at the Gettysburg History Center (formerly Patriot Point) on Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A Michigan man constructed the layout in the early 197os in southwestern Michigan and displayed it at a shopping mall in Kalamazoo. Later, the diorama was moved to Artillery Ridge Campground in Gettysburg and more recently was relocated to the present location along the main tourist street in Gettysburg.
There are more than 20,000 hand-painted figures of soldiers included on the diorama of Gettysburg. A sound-and-light show highlights the battle action in the half-hour formal presentation ($5.50 admission for adults; $3 for seniors and kids).
I had not been to the diorama in several years. My two sons (both at college professors) and I visited the Gettysburg History Center a few days ago and had a blast. the bookshop sells my books, so that’s an extra bonus!