There’s a lot going on at Civil War Tails and here in Gettysburg! On this page, we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news exciting us here at Civil War Tails. Under “Happenings,” we’ll also list a few of the events going on at Civil War Tails and in the area.

Civil War Tails News

Civil War Tails featured by FOX 29

We want to thank photojournalist Bill Rohrer with FOX 29 News for joining us at Civil War Tails! You can find his article here.

Our 2018 calendars are on their way and will be available mid-June!

Enjoy our guys all year long, with a theme of “Big and Small.” In 2018, we compare our soldiers and their accessories with their life-sized subjects.

Swing by and pick one up or contact us and we’ll send your order with free shipping. (As always, PA sales tax is included in the $15 price.)

Civil War Tails is Roadside America’s featured “Sight of the Week”

We want to thank the team at Roadside America for featuring Civil War Tails for the week of January 16-22! Check out their article here.

Hampton Roads Naval Museum ponders how Civil War Tails adds to the “legacy of how we ‘remember’ the Battle of Hampton Roads”

Many thanks to Joseph Miechle from the Hampton Roads Naval Museum for his blog post on Civil War Tails, particularly our diorama of the battle between the ironclads. It was a pleasure and a privilege sharing our recreation of the battle with him. You can read his thoughtful reflections here.

Civil War Tails featured on UncoveringPA

We’d like to thank Jim Cheney and UncoveringPA for a very fine article describing Civil War Tails, based on his visit to the museum. You can read the article and enjoy some nice pictures of our dioramas here.

Civil War Tails As Seen On CNN’s “Great Big Story”!

Many thanks to Jon and Liz from “Great Big Story” for crafting this great little video to share the story of Civil War Tails! Great Big Story has some other really fascinating videos, so check them out. You never know what you’ll learn. Say, about making globes…

Civil War Tails featured on the blogs of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Destination Gettysburg

I have to admit that we never expected to be featured by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! But they hit the nail on the head as to what we strive for here at Civil War Tails in their recent blog post about Civil War Tails.

If you’re looking for unique things to do while you’re in Adams County, Destination Gettysburg’s website is a great place to start. Check out their recent blog post of four highlights that you can only find here in Adams County, PA! Yes, Civil War Tails made the list, but you also don’t want to miss the Land of Little Horses Farm Park, Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium, and Gettysburg Dime Museum.

Civil War Tails featured in NPR’s tour of “unsung museums”

NPR’s Morning Edition recently delved into our roots and purpose in their series on little-known gems of museums. On behalf of our purring soldiers, we thank the staff at NPR for including Civil War Tails in their tour!

Interview with Civil War Tails

Many thanks to Jim Eltringham for featuring Civil War Tails in his Crummy Little Podcast. You can listen to his interview with Rebecca here (click on “Listen/download it here” to listen to the audio). This interview gives a great overview of what we’re doing here at Civil War Tails and why.

Civil War Tails the featured museum in Washington Post article

We want to thank Karen Heller for visiting Civil War Tails and writing an article about our museum! Amid all the fascinating museums in the U.S. (read the article to see just how many there are), it is an honor to be one of those featured in the Post’s series. Check out the article for some ideas on other unique museums to visit, too!

Dioramas Lookin’ Good in Photos and Video!

A big “Thank you” to Matt Roth (for the Washington Post), who put together an amazing gallery of his photos of our dioramas, our museum cat Kitty, oh–and Ruth and Rebecca, too!

And a big “Thank you” to Jon Flashnick and Programming Corporation of America for the great job they did capturing who we are here at Civil War Tails in their video series about us! You’ll even get to learn a little more about Kitty if you check out their videos here.

We really appreciate Matt and Jon and company for coming to Civil War Tails and taking the time to capture our “guys” so beautifully.



Civil War Tails will be expanding this Spring. More space, more dioramas, more cats!

Keep an eye out for our new book about Civil War Tails, coming in June!



Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum, LLC              785 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325                                                                                       (717) 420-5273     

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