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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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Surprise in a wax museum

Decided to pop in to see what this was all about. Interesting museum featuring wax figures of all the presidents. Fact filled presentation. The reproductions of the first ladies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to pop in to see what this was all about. Interesting museum featuring wax figures of all the presidents. Fact filled presentation. The reproductions of the first ladies gowns was very nice. The staff was also very nice. It was a pleasant side trip.

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Midland, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

An hour audio tour. Wax museum. Presidents are not accurate in appearance but most are recognizable. A quick history lesson for each president. Each room has a handful of presidents. You have a seat and listen to each president tell the highlights of his term. Very disappointed in the first ladies room. No history about them, only about their dresses!!... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

In my research for my Gettysburg trip I found a coupon for admission to this attraction. We didn't know much about it, but we were trying to do as much as possible while we were there. If I recall, the price was a bit more than it was probably worth but I was also very pleasantly surprised and learned quite... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a very interesting and enjoyable wax museum of the presidents. It has been a Gettysburg staple for decades. When this museum opened, Eisenhower was in the White House. It has clearly grown since then, and has life sized wax figures of all the presidents from G. Washington to B. Obama (they will have to make a new one... More 

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an interesting place to go to while in town. I'll be honest and say that some of the wax figures aren't the most accurate to the likeness of the person they are portraying-like Taft. The audio presentation is put together well. I am also not the biggest fan when it comes to wax figures, but I go there... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our daughter has an interest in the presidents, so this attraction was worthwhile. There are five rooms of wax figured presidents. Each room has an audio that highlights what each president is well known for. If you or your family has no genuine interest, you will probably be bored. Some wax figures are good likenesses and some are not so... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A must see when in the area , there all very life like and almost as if there looking right at you . staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful will return one day soon

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Cheektowaga, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This place was kind of creepy. Most of the wax figures were either scary or comical. You sit in a room while a recording plays of each president. Not my cup of tea.

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I find wax figurines quite creepy, to tell the truth, but found the dialogue and flow of presidential introductions were conducted quite well. One definitely learns something new. Disappointed they did not accurately portray Taft as he was so large, he had had to have his own specialty bathtub put installed into the White House, a fact I had thought... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It will not allow me to put in the date of my visit prior to August 2014, however my family had visited the Summer of 2013, just to be clear. Unfortunately, the site has suck with me for the past two years, simply because of how poor it truly had been. When paying for admission into the museum site, it... More 

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