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Potter's Wax Museum

31 Orange Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-9056
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Open seven days a week, this wax museum has over 150 wax figures taken from history and fiction.
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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You can see the whole museum in 5 Minutes. Don't waste your money! I know it takes alot of work and time to make the wax sculptures so that's the only reason i gave it 2 stars..........

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Historictours, Public Relations Manager at Potter's Wax Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry your visit with us did not meet your expectations. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you can access via email at guestrelations@historictours.com More

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I would not go out of my way to see this when St. Augustine offers so much real history and nature areas. But, if it's a rainy day and you want to enjoy a quick visit it can be fun with wax celebrity and historical figures. Kids won't understand who these people are and will be bored. Takes about an... More

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jacksonville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went there years ago when it was located at the main square. Now it's a half mile north off. This visit there wasn't too much to see. I enjoyed the historical figures but was surprised that there were very few current celebrity wax figures.

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Historictours, Public Relations Manager at Potter's Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience at Potter's Wax Museum. We are now under the ownership of Historic Tours of America and are in the process of making improvements to our museum and the guest experience. We do have a 100% money back guarantee on all of our tours and attractions. More

Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at this museum. My nephew wanted to do this, but I thought it would be a waste. I was pleasantly surprised at how large of a museum this was and we spent hours here. He had to have his photo taken with just about every wax figure they had. My favorite was princess Diana. Was a... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

People working were very nice. Wax sculptures were interesting. Could have had more to look at but enjoyed our time at this museum more so than the other musuems.

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Miami, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Of all the attractions we visited in ST Augustine, this one has to have been the shortest visit. We saw the whole museum and were literally in and out in under 15 minutes. Some of the figures were impressive and others not so much. Some of the modern figures were a disappointment and looked nothing like the real person. I... More

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GMDavidC, General Manager at Potter's Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time on your trip to include a visit to Potter's Wax Museum. We appreciate your candid feedback and will be sure to share it with our team as we continue to make improvements to America's oldest wax museum. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I visited Potter's Wax museum and had a great time taking pictures with all the wax figures. The attention to detail is amazing. The staff was super friendly and very informative. My only disappointment was the number of figures...we thought there would be more based off their website. We believe they may have been under construction. Overall,... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's understandable after walking thru that they are like an old wax museum. Most of the figures aren't close in looks to the real characters, so I assume that they were some of the first wax figures to be made. For the price, we got what we paid for.

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GMDavidC, General Manager at Potter's Wax Museum, responded to this review

Potter's Wax Museum is in fact America's first wax museum, We have a large collection of wax figures representing the famous and infamous throughout history. We are working hard, with input from our guests, to update the museum so that it appeals to all ages. More

Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was not too sure what to expect but I was not disappointed. The museum is a series of themed rooms that go from way back in history all the way to the future (think Star Wars). All of the wax sculptures were incredibly lifelike and there is a guide book you take with you that tells you who/what you are... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I wanted to visit and take photos at the wax museum, which is also rumored to be haunted. They were very very tiny! Most of the "people" were just historical figures. Not many celebs.

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GMDavidC, General Manager at Potter's Wax Museum, responded to this review

I am so sorry your visit with us was disappointing. Potters Wax Museum is now under new ownership and we are working hard to update our exhibits and figures bringing them into the 21st century. We do have a 100% money back guarantee on all of our tours and attractions. Please contact our customer service department at guestrelations@historictours.com and they... More

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