Burning Of The Bridge Diorama

Depicting the burning of the bridge to block Confederate soldiers from moving eastward

The Burning of the Bridge Diorama, located in Wrightsville and a block from the river, tells the story of the night the Wrightsville bridge was set ablaze in an attempt to block the Confederate soldiers from moving eastward to Lancaster County. Because they were unable to cross the river, the South’s attention turned toward the town of Gettysburg and, thus, altered the Civil War’s outcome. The diorama is managed by Historic Wrightsville.

OPEN May – September, Sundays 1-4 PM

124 Hellam Street, Wrightsville, PA  17368


For special showings, contact Rick Schmidt at (717) 747-6310