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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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Interesting little place

This is a wax museum that has each of the presidents in full scale model and a 1/4 scale size wax replication of the First Ladies. It is a little cheesy but it's neat to hear... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hartford, Wisconsin
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Hartford, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a wax museum that has each of the presidents in full scale model and a 1/4 scale size wax replication of the First Ladies. It is a little cheesy but it's neat to hear what each president was known for during their presidency.

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Saint Albans, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was informative and interesting enough to be worth it for older kids and adults, but younger children would not enjoy this. There are buy one get one coupons online through the Gettysburgh Tours website, so not too expensive. The Jennie Wade House tour and Ghostly Encounters showcase were better if you have to choose one over the other.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a nice little place to visit. It is a program that takes you from room to room learning a little something about each of the presidents and the time of their presidency. It also has a room with the first ladies who were not always the president's wife. The first ladies gowns are displayed beautifully. It does not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Don't waste your time or money. The President's Hall is outdated and not very interesting. The First Ladies Hall is a joke, the first 10 or so First Ladies look the same and they are all about halfway-size. You will do well to spend your $7.50 on something else.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As an amateur historian of the Presidents and First Ladies, this tourist trap was a huge let down. I took my 10 year old son thinking he would receive some insight to the Presidents and First Ladies. Was I ever wrong. The wax figures were almost comical in that many looked nothing like their real life counterparts! Taft, our heaviest... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice place to go through when you've done everything else.. learn some little known facts about the Presidents.. then visit the First Ladies Exhibit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The atmosphere was a little dates as was the audio, but I still found it interesting. My 70 year old father enjoyed it, and my 7 year old son, although not interested in what the presidents were saying, was interested in who they were (and who they looked like). It's 5 rooms, so they keep you moving right along.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Address: 789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 334-5717
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg

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