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Address: 789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
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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This was not a place that we would have normally thought to stop. Through the generosity of another family of travelers we received free tickets. What an excellent surprise... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not a place that we would have normally thought to stop. Through the generosity of another family of travelers we received free tickets. What an excellent surprise! We enjoyed the brief historical overview of information provided. Definitely a place that was outdated and not using the most up to date technology. Although, the trip was worth it for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needs an update. The sound system is a bit weak. The early presidents are believable (more so than the newer; JFK to Obama). People were very nice and we enjoyed the idea, but it was a little tough to hear what was being said at times. First Lady section was pretty boring for the boys. Not very expensive and a... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one of the wax figures looked like the president they represent! We felt like this was a total rip-off! There are too many other good attractions here to waste your time here. The brochure and what we saw were two entirely different things.

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Thank John K
Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is actually quite educational and gives the tourist a bit of a break from the Civil War battlefield sites in the town. The wax statues of the U.S. Presidents are divided into about five rooms. In each room, you sit and hear a little about each of the Presidents. I'm not quite old enough to judge how accurately... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on our way to the Gettysburg Memorial Cemetery and Museum, we made a wrong turn and ended up passing the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies and couldn’t help but go inside. The stop took us a little over an hour, and it was a fun surprise. The life-size wax figures of the presidents vary in accuracy. Some are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through Gettysburg so decided to stop off and call in to a few museums. Called in here to be greeted by a lovely lady who was very polite, welcoming and informative. The wax figures all speak for a couple of minutes about their presidency which was just the right amount of time. It was a shame there... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This museum had all the presidents in life size and each one spoke about what happened during their presidency. The first ladies were quarter sized and it would have been nice to hear what they did during their stay in the white house rather than what they were wearing.

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Thank polsson
Masontown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I had not been here in 30 years and actually, not much had changed, with the exception of the addition of the new presidents and first ladies. I still very much enjoyed listening to each president give their presentation and relive history. The first ladies dresses are absolutely beautiful and provide an extra amount of interest to this site.

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Thank Alicia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great idea for an attraction. Life sized waxwork models of the 44 presidents are displayed in order in 5-6 rooms. You take a seat and they each president "speaks" in turn saying who they are, what they were famous for and who took over from them. They are dressed in period costume from their presidency. Some of the models looked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Family enjoyed the wax figures of the presidents, and each president had a few minute presentation one after another until you reached last president! 7yr old was a little bored but still had fun! Hall of First Ladies was smaller wax figures in there inaugural gowns they didn't speak! Gift shop was nice and lady at front desk was helpful!

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