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Address: 789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 334-5717
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Featuring The area's only complete wax collection of American...

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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Life-like and life-size presentation of all of USA's presidents and 1st ladies

The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies features the Gettysburg's only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies. The Hall of Presidents presents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Adam C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies features the Gettysburg's only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies. The Hall of Presidents presents life-size wax figures of all of the presidents in chronological order. Each president presents a 1-2 minute "self-voiced" presentation of highlights of their presidency. In the next exhibit, there are half-size wax figures of... More 

Geneva, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very good history lesson. Fair representation of the Presidents. It gave the feel of being in a funeral home. We were very disappointed with the First Ladies being a room full of doll-sized figures. The First Ladies should have been portrayed as important as the Presidents.

Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Loved seeing/hearing the brief blurbs of history from each of the Presidential life size mannequins. Each President tells briefly who they were and what they stood for or accomplished while in office. A great mini history lesson for all our POTUSs. The Hall of First Ladies however was a total waste I felt, perhaps that's why it was included as... More 

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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

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 

West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Palos Hills, Illinois
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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 

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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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 

Cumberland, Maryland
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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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