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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
+1 717-334-5717
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Sad to see this is permanently closed!

I was looking up this museum because it is one of the things I remember most from my trip to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gwen G
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Chillicothe, Ohio
Love the Wax

If you happen to like was museums (a lot of people don't, but I do), this is a must see. Speaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
snooze56
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Darien, Illinois
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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%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
9 Aug 2017
“Very interesting to see it was interesting”
13 Jul 2017
“Closed”
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789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking up this museum because it is one of the things I remember most from my trip to Gettysburg in the 90s. I wanted my kids to see the wax figures, but I am sad to see that they won't get the pleasure...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to like was museums (a lot of people don't, but I do), this is a must see. Speaking lines from the actual person, the wax figures seem more true to life and offer a glimpse into the man (or woman) portrayed.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

This museum is CLOSED. Everything, including the wax figures were sold early in 2017. It was an interesting museum. A break from 'all Civil War'. It was prior to February 2017 since I visited it. However, I had to select a date, rate the attraction...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dusty and a bit worn, yet we still thought it interesting to see. Just needs work and updating. I'd skip this next time I go. Just the battle scene they had was worth seeing, but old and worn manikins.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This attraction no longer exists - it closed down & the figures were auctioned off. Sole "survivor" when I was down there last month was Like outside the door.

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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.

2  Thank docnakona
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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
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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

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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
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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
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