Burning of the Bridge Diorama

124 Hellam Street, Wrightsville, PA 17368 - United States



Burning of the Bridge Diorama

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 9:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm

Built in 1889 and used as a post office and later as a barber shop until 1972, the diorama opened in 1996 as an historical museum featuring the town of Wrightsville in 1863. Using sight and sound, the story is told of how the Confederate Army under the direction of General John B. Gordon reached Wrightsville, looking for a way across the Susquehanna River.


The story of the Confederate expedition into Pennsylvania and the burning of the Wrightsville-Columbia Bridge is told in detail by a sight and sound diorama. Learn how Wrightsville became the "furtherest point east" reached by the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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