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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
(717) 334-5717
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Ranked #25 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Brevard NC
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151 reviews 151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Pittsburgh, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been to Gettysburg every year for the past ten and we've walked past this place constantly. I decided I wanted to check it out, thinking maybe it would be the caliber of a Disney attraction. LOL. The wax figures are terrible. It didn't matter if a President was 6'2" or 5'4", all the figures are the same height.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Don't even bother with this place. Hasn't been updated since 1950-something and the wax figures are CREEPY. The wax figures don't look that much like the presidents they are portraying and they are overkill on air fresheners in that place. Probably to get the old musty smell from getting too strong. The first ladies' hall is just a bunch of... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Our 11 year old daugter LOVES presidential and First Lady history and we had a great time here. The wax figures of the presidents are interesting and each one gives a brief summary of their presidency. The Ladies are actually large dolls in period clothing. Great place to spend a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies features wax life sized statues of each US president (through President Obama, as of this writing), and a separate room with a the first ladies, which are about 1/3 sized. It's not exactly a museum. You walk into a series of rooms with chairs, and after a button is pushed, lights illuminate the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Was like a walk down memory lane kind of makes you feel old when you start to remember what you were doing at that time in history. Really enjoied the wives gown section. The ladies was just a walk thru without any info the Presidents was a pre -recorded tape for each room you hit the button as you enter... More

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