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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

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I enjoyed talking to the friendly owner/photographer and had fun dressing up!! Excellent quality... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Portsmouth, Ohio
This was one of the most amazing things I've ever done

My fiancé and I could not have had a more amazing experience. The atmosphere was fun and... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Charlie M
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65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-337-9393
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I enjoyed talking to the friendly owner/photographer and had fun dressing up!! Excellent quality and price.

1  Thank gstringer73
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Sorry to say but if you are a good photographer, this will not be the quality you will want. Subjects are too far back and every photo looks like it includes a big post. We had to pass. Sorry to say this. Not really a...More

1  Thank CCY20132918
Reviewed April 8, 2018

My fiancé and I could not have had a more amazing experience. The atmosphere was fun and educational throughout; we were fitted with AWESOME costumes, thoughtfully selected, and talked through the entire process, which was incredibly cool. We were allowed to take a few selfies...More

1  Thank Charlie M
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I where photographed in 2010, this time brought our son. Great atmosphere and experience!!!

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I love the old tyme pictures and had the family pose for one while we were there. Dad and three little boys donned gray Confederate uniforms and Mom put on a dress and hat of the period. The little men held long rifles and General...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Walking into his studio is a trip to the 1860s, The equipment that he uses is from the Civil War era. Both he and his wife are excellent and knowledgable. He explains everything and shows you how it is done. I was so impressed that...More

Thank bbearr2017
Reviewed June 5, 2017

We had the opportunity to visit the gallery and it was well worth it. The owner is so knowledgeable on the use and history of old tin type photography and showed us his old cameras and the process of developing the tin plates. The photographs...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to have a old time photo taken in our period clothes and were not disappointed. Our photos turned out awesome. We are already making plans to have another taken.

Thank RFissel
Reviewed February 2, 2017

This was such a unique opportunity to learn the historical process of 19th century photography and walk away with the results. Starting with a piece of tin, Rob Gibson explained the entire process, which culminated an hour later in a tintype picture of us in...More

2  Thank pamimi4
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This experience was the best part our trip to Gettysburg! Mr. Gibson explained the whole process step by step & my kids especially enjoyed hearing how pictures were done in the 1800's. He had all the costumes at his studio & it was authentic down...More

1  Thank LizzyLaura7
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July 22, 2016|
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Response from ckuball | Reviewed this property |
Hello: we bought a tin type plate, large picture, small pictures and CD and it was almost 200 dollars. I would call the owner. He was super nice and tell him your budget. Personally I think he would work with you. Ask him... More
August 17, 2015|
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Response from Bea4trips | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The studio hours (as it appears in their website) are: Most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 11-5, OR By Appointment You can always call them to confirm this at: 717-337-9393 We had an amazing experience with... More
August 17, 2015|
Response from Chantaledm |
Sorry, I meant to ask: Is the Gibson Photographic Gallery open all year round? Our family is considering a trip at the end of October/beginning of November, and we are trying to determine what attractions will be open.