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Address: 789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 334-5717
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Description: Featuring The area's only complete wax collection of American Presidents...
Featuring The area's only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies as well as a beautiful gift shop. The Hall of Presidents is located across the street from the Gettysburg Tour Center and next to the main entrance of the National Cemetery. It is incredible to be able to see what our Presidents really looked like and to hear the words attributed to them as if the words came from the very lips of the figures themselves.The Hall of First Ladies present authentic 1/3 size reproductions of the First Ladies in their inaugural gowns.
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Pretty cool!

Really, the place is cool to visit during a trip to Gettysburg. Other reviewers stated the wax figures were not very convincing, but it's Gettysburg not Las Vegas. The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Really, the place is cool to visit during a trip to Gettysburg. Other reviewers stated the wax figures were not very convincing, but it's Gettysburg not Las Vegas. The museum is set up to be a learning experience and it is. Definitely a place to visit if you are in Gettysburg for the first or second time.

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The only cool part about this museum is the really nice souvenier shop you visit before you go in.Its just a bunch of president statues and you move from room to room and listen to a tape of what each president did during his term.not worth the money at all

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the history. Great free parking across the street next to the Jenny Wade House and Bus tour Center.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies expecting a lot more than what was delivered. The museum overall was pretty interesting, I will admit that, but the museum was lacking and had much room for improvement. Some of the wax figures looked almost terrifying (The Bill Clinton figure), but others were pretty on point. I'd recommend coming... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Very informative on the history of each president. The wax portraits could have looked a little more life like,

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Brevard NC
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51 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed in Gettysburg an extra morning just to see this attraction. Being senior citizens, we enjoyed the brief history given by each president. Even though most of the Presidents were not portrayed as they actually looked, it was very informative. We went to different rooms with 5-6 presidents in accurate succession as they each gave a brief speech on... More 

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Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This tour is informative and nostalgic. You just don't find many wax museums any more. We enjoyed our visit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Being British we decided to visit this attraction to assist with our knowledge of America's Presidents. The wax works figures were a little similar, but we could sit and listen to a brief history spoken by each one. The President's wives (dressed in their inaugural gowns) exhibition was interesting too, but it was a shame that they were not life-size.... More 

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Riner, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Loved this wax museum. Watching the different styles was the best part. My foster daughter learned so much from this museum that she didn't know.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were very excited to see a museum about the Presidents. Instead we were given a number of wax figures that looked nothing like the actual Presidents. The section featuring their wives was somewhat interesting, as the outfits were quite extravagant. The wax figures again did not match the features of the real thing. Even the gift shop was disappointing,... More 

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