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“A great family experience”

Victorian Photography Studio
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Whether you want to capture your family's precious vacation or get striking Civil War images , Victorian Photography Studio can make it happen with our extensive Civil War Wardrobe . You can count on us to deliver what we promise. -We offer 19th century Wet-Plate photography with a short hisory lesson on how the process was done. -We also offer the less expensive modern Digital photography.and Now you can rent Civil War clothing for any occasion.Come on in and see some 19th century cameras and props.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I am a history buff. The civil war is unique in the way dress, and technology came together. We did a wet plate photo which is done in the same way as it was during the period. The staff knew their business. They were happy to explain what he was doing with the plates and why, explained the photography of the period. They also had appropriate costumes for the period, and explained them as well, and all this is before we get to the finished product.

The pictures are fantastic, we are very pleased with them.

My wife had a riot dressing in the costumes and hair styles. Seeing her in a hoop skirt and corset was hilarious. Just sitting in one of those things was fun to watch as my wife required help in the pose..

Ladies BYOC (bring your own corset) as its underwear i do note believe they can supply them, but they are authentic to the period.

A great time, if we go back Gettysburg we have a couple more pictures we want VPS to take.

Thank screennameNewJersey
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I don't think a trip to Gettysburg would be complete without visiting this studio. The people were extremely pleasant and accommodating and the process was quick and professional but never felt rushed. We enjoyed the experience immensely and give them the highest recommendation without hesitation.

1  Thank ed a
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Had a wet plate done of my daughter it simply was amazing. The knowledge and all the costumes they have make it hard to decide what picture you want to do. Will not go anywhere else definitely going back for more pictures of the family.

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Our second time here, and we loved it! Photo came out great and the experience is so interesting. We loved dressing up and talking about the history but watching the wet plate is by far the coolest. A must do!

Thank Foldeneight
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Most important thing first: This is NOT a tourist trap! This is the real deal. If you are like us and are wary of tourist traps wasting your money, rest assured. This place is worth every cent. It is definitely among the coolest things I've ever done.

The owners are amazing! Kind, funny and very experienced. After the photo was taken we got to see how the wet plate was made. As photography enthusiasts ourselves we had a great time chatting about the process, the camera and chemicals involved. We even got to look through the lens of the historic camera. The owners clearly love what they do and it shows in their work.

A few tips, if you are a woman, wear a tank top with spaghetti straps so depending on the dress you choose, you can just push the straps down so it won't be in the picture. The dress goes right over your clothes. They even help you with your hair to make it "period authentic".

Can't say enough good things and I'm already itching to go back to get another one done. Maybe on our next road trip.

1  Thank Jesus S
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