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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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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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

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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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7 reviews 7 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our church fellowship group had a wonderful time at Potter's Wax Museum. It was a very interesting "walk through history" as we looked at the amazing faces and costumes. Linda and the entire staff were very helpful and providing interesting information about the exhibits. It was an excellent value and we highly recommend the wax museum for your family or... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We paid for our tickets as part of the trolley tours package. We decided to do the whole tour and then go later since they were open later but then you have pay for parking. It was cool to see all the great works of wax and take photos with them. Wish it was larger.

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did this one when they were still on King St. Have heard that they moved to a new location. When we went through they were a little cramped but you could see everything with no problem. At that time the price was $5.00 and well worth it

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