We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent service and product. Well treated by owners.”

Victorian Photography Studio
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Decided on a whim to have one of these historic costume shots done. We arrived on time and were dressed and seated within minutes. Found the owners to be friendly, accommodating and interesting.

For $37.00 you get and 8x10 and two 5x7s of your sitting which are ready in about 15 minutes after the photo is taken.

We enjoyed the photo product and our time having it done. We could also see by the quality of the work displayed that these folk know what they're doing.

Have some fun while in Gettysburg and get one of these portraits. They're great.

Thank grandcharles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (777)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"wet plate"
in 133 reviews
"tin type"
in 40 reviews
"photos taken"
in 25 reviews
"finished product"
in 13 reviews
"photo shoot"
in 12 reviews
"fun experience"
in 30 reviews
"period clothing"
in 22 reviews
"civil war"
in 57 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 20 reviews
"gettysburg trip"
in 13 reviews
in 118 reviews
in 84 reviews
in 100 reviews
in 72 reviews
in 70 reviews
in 43 reviews
in 49 reviews

321 - 325 of 777 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2014

I knew this place was quite popular from the reviews so I reserved our photo shoot online before we arrived - they can book up completely so this is a good idea if you're set on getting a photo taken. We were a group of 7 people wanting 2 copies of a wet plate photo so I called a few days ahead to make sure that this would be possible. Tish and her husband Dale are 2 of the nicest and most accommodating people you'll ever meet! Tish explained the process and assured me that 2 copies of the same photo wouldn't be a problem. When we arrived at the studio Tish took us upstairs and started off dressing the girls first. We let Tish pick out the dresses for us that she though would look best and to also fix our hair and add bonnets and snoods to make everything look authentic! They know best, they do this all the time. While getting dressed in our dresses and big hoop skirts we got a history lesson in Civil War era clothing, it was great! The guys were dressed next, all soldiers, some in blue, some grey! My son loved his outfit and the weapons too! We were quickly posed by Dale and Tish and each of us told where to look while the picture was being taken. They talked to us all about the process used to get a wet plate photo and then we all held still for the 23 seconds it took to get the image (we did this twice for the 2 copies). We then got to watch Tish process the wet plate photo, she explained everything as we watched the image appear! So cool! The picture is amazing! My daughter posted it on Instagram and a friend though that it was an old authentic photo of our relatives! This was seriously the best part of our day in Gettysburg and one of the most memorable moments of our entire trip! It's not just a photo, it's a lesson in history too. I would highly recommend the Victorian Photo Studio to anyone! Thank you Tish & Dale for a great experience!!

1  Thank partyofour
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was a fun experience because the people were so nice and made it more enjoyable. My daughter and I went and we had a mini history lesson on dressing during the civil war. It was very reasonably priced and the pictures came out awesome! We were not in their very long and I recommend you make an appointment beforehand. We did and were taken right in. I highly suggest it during your trip to Gettysburg.

Thank Beagle4us
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I made a reservation but needed to change it and Del was very accommodating. Both Del and Tish were a pleasure to work with and talk to. We explained that our son could at times be difficult and they were very accommodating in making it so that he was able to move around right up until the time for the photo being taken. We opted for the wet plate experience and Tish was great in explaining not only how one would have dressed at that time, but also how the photo process worked. We went and got ice cream at Mr. G's while our picture baked (shelac has to be applied to protect the image) and walked back. Even though we were the last appointment of the day, Tish spent a while talking to us and it was really a pleasure not only to walk away with a unique souvenir of our time at Gettysburg, but also meeting a very dynamic and friendly couple.

Thank Nelleigh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2014

which is reasonable. We just stopped in, but they didn't have any appointments for 90 minutes. We went across the street to the Dobbin House Tavern for lunch. (Try the bar down in the basement for a unique atmosphere and good food.). We finished lunch early, but they were able to accomodate us earlier than our scheduled appointment. We were three women and the woman who dressed us told us many interesting tidbits about women's clothing in the past. She let us choose our outfits and helped with dressing. Photos turned out pretty good and looked really "old".

1  Thank tamaralea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Victorian Photography Studio also viewed


Been to Victorian Photography Studio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing