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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
+1 717-334-5717
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Very sad to see more Americana closing

I first went here way back in 1990 with my wife and new son. Gettysburg has lost just a little bit... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
el paso
Go While You Can

Vintage wax museum of American Presidents and first ladies. Hear presentations in four rooms of... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
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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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  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
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789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
+1 717-334-5717
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I first went here way back in 1990 with my wife and new son. Gettysburg has lost just a little bit of nostalgic charm with the passing of this (admittedly a bit cheesy) museum.

1  Thank docnakona
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Vintage wax museum of American Presidents and first ladies. Hear presentations in four rooms of presidential figures and enjoy self-guided tour of gallery of first ladies. Small gift shop with few logo items. A classic that is closing permanently (not for season) at the end...More

2  Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This place was very interesting. It had wax lifesize figures of all the presidents. Each one talks about what he accomplished during his presidency. You go thru 4 or 5 rooms to listen to them. After that there is a room which has miniature versions...More

Thank kfullem1
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I liked how they did this in a few rooms as opposed to all in one. I also thought it was nice that you had chairs to sit in while listening . This also helped in not having a lot of people crowded in. I...More

1  Thank merrymin
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Each life size president says a few words about his term in office that gives a great way to appreciate that all have had trying times. The visuals and the words can make it easy to identify the sequence of the presidents. The First Lady...More

1  Thank Christine N
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very Cool self tour. We were all by ourselves s there was no wait in October. Each President speaks and it is interesting in how much you can learn. The statues are cool but not perfect. Jimmy Carter almost looks cartoonish, however it is recommended....More

Thank FlemingKJ
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had an enjoyable visit to this attraction. Wax figures of each president (full size) and first lady (1/3 size) show the fashions of the time period. There is an audio blurb for each president. The wax likenesses were not all that true to life,...More

1  Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Such a great place to get an education of our presidents. As we walked through, we learned so much. Would do this again soon.

Thank SteveRose57
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The museum did a great job of giving a quick education on each of the presidents. The rooms were nicely done and the chairs were comfortable making it a place for all ages to enjoy and learn. It was very reasonable too.

Thank nicemom3
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was very interesting. As you passed each president, there was audio of who they were and what they accomplished or were noted for during their term of office. They were more or less life size (with the exception of Taft). The ladies section provided...More

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