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Cyclorama marks 150th anniversary of Gettysburg

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 26, 2013 1:12 PM
Demolition of the Gettysburg Cyclorama building

This photo depicts the old cyclorama build, which has been demolished.

People visiting Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's pivotal battle will get to see a famous attraction the way it looked in the late 1800s.

The Gettysburg Cyclorama underwent a $15 million restoration to repair more than a century's worth of serious damage.

Restorers also hung the huge in-the-round painting in the way that it was originally intended: concave in the middle to heighten the feeling of being in Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.

National Park Service officials say people who haven't seen the cyclorama in a while will be amazed at the difference. The painting is also in a new building and has a light and sound show that adds to the experience.

Follow our complete coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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