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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

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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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Very cool!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tamra H
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction 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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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
2 reviews
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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