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Went to see the cyclorama late on a Tuesday afternoon about an hour before closing. Me, my wife and only seven other people, were able to see ( and photograph) everything throughout the presentation and nobody moved us on afterwards until we were ready to go. I loved it, the presentation of this great work of art is first class. The museum, though not Gettysburg specific, is, as most things are these days, designed to be Educational and I think they have made a good job of it. Museum cafeterias I stay well away from, you know that on entry you are going to be ripped off! The gift shop is , again, just high priced tat, pretty poor really. The books they had are all available on the net at cheaper prices. We found a much better little gift shop in the museum at the hotel where we stayed at Gen. Lees HQ. I regard the $55 that I paid for LBG Richard Bellamy to take me on a one on one tour of Barlows Knoll, Culps Hill and then the Wheatfield as the best money spent in my two and a half weeks in the States.
I agree... gee Gaws (trinkets) do not impress me, the VC is bigger but not better.. The LBG's are worth every penny ... you can design your own tour as we did on our last vist... East calvary field, Culps hill, and Devils Kitchen.. the lbg asked if we had ancestors who fought there and we replied that we did not..his rssponse, was that one in 5,000 wanted to go to the east Calvary Field, 1 in 10,000 wanted to go to Culps hill and 1 in 50,000 wanted to see the Kitchen.. He then took us and gave us a history lesson on each of the sites, then took us on the more regularily travelled sites. His comment was that the vast majority of his clients had either read THE KILLER ANGELS or had seen Gettysburg and all they want to see is those sites..