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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 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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
polsson
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Masontown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank PandyPandora
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Joesiv1
Martins Ferry, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was the one place my son really wanted to visit while we were here. We went through and was NOT disappointed. I loved how life like the presidents and the first ladies looked. Very glad we came!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

If you like wax figures, and enjoy Presidential history, and value old-time museums ... This is a unique relic of bygone days. There's no flashy technology ... You push a button by the entrance of each room to start a recording (parts of which sound like it was produced in the 1950's). Some resemblances are good, others not. The narration... More 

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Highland, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Excellent stop for history buffs. Lots of information about our former presidents and first ladies. Cool wax statues but not really geared for smaller children who will get bored quickly.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Took a tour and got the best pictures of a Union soldier walking through shelves and a small boy standing next to our tour guide.

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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Let me first say that is you are looking for anything similar to Disney's hall of presidents this is not the same thing. While this tour is very informative the lack of movement from the wax statues and the quick recordings about each of them was a little let down....However, I still enjoyed this museum very much as I took... More 

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Columbia Station, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

In order, was figures and they have a recording about each as you go. I found it very interesting. You go at your own pace.

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