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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 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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will go again when my daughter is older

My 9yo daughter who is a history buff got bored - too long for her and too many facts for her to absorb. I liked it even though some areas needed a scrub. Was interesting to hear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Hicksville, New York
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Hicksville, New York
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85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My 9yo daughter who is a history buff got bored - too long for her and too many facts for her to absorb. I liked it even though some areas needed a scrub. Was interesting to hear the more recent presidents' real voices. Worthwhile if you have the time, but I wouldn't recommend prioritizing this over other activities.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

nice staff, nice history behind the them. excellent art work on the figures. would go again. good for the price

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Thank James C
Wethersfield
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very enjoyable, a short walk thru but very interesting and the first ladies are also a plus! The Presidents are very life like and it is another, do not miss for the Gettysburgh experience!

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had to stop by the Hall of Presidents just to stop by. It was cute, but don't miss something else if your on a time restraint.

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Thank Erin R
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

So life like. The value for what you paid was good. I enjoyed the history lessons and the displays. Really was pleasantly surprised.

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Thank Sandra A
North Wales, PA
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This attraction has life size wax models of each of the presidents and first ladies. Most of them are very well done with only a few images not too accurate. You pass through several rooms and get to sit and listen to each president speak about some item of note during his presidency. Then you go into a room with... More 

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Kingston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This was an interesting Wax Museum. I liked the fact that they had each president lit up as he spoke a few words revealing details about his presidency.

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Thank Christina F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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 

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Thank Adam C
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.

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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