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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
+1 717-334-5717
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Easy lesson about the presidents

The museum did a great job of giving a quick education on each of the presidents. The rooms were... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
nicemom3
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
A view of the past

This was very interesting. As you passed each president, there was audio of who they were and what... read more

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Liz G
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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“wax museum” (15 reviews)
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789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
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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

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
Thank Liz G
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I'm giving the Hall of Presidents a 4 STAR RATING, For the most part it is suited for elementary school children who are first being learning about the Presidents for the first time. A dated gift shop greets you when you first walk-in and some...More

1  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I love the history of presidents but this was really nothing special. If you are trying to teach children about presidential history, it might be worth it. Otherwise, save your money to use elsewhere in town.

Thank bluegrassraised
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My grandson went into the museum with his grandfather and when they came out, Trey had decided that his report for his school project would be written about this museum and everything inside! Grandma's decision to travel through Gettysburg worked!!

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wax museam all the presidents and wives wonderful they all look sooo real great place to see don't miss it

Thank Celeste I
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The First Ladies were presented as miniature models with a description of each Inaugural Ball gown. There was no substantial historical recognition of the many accomplishments of these important women. Given the historical attraction of Gettysburg, I was shocked and disappointed with this museum. I...More

Thank bsnmphpc
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you care to visit it, at least do it in the summer to cool off, as this attraction offers nothing of value. Badly costumed mannequins, bad impersonations badly recorded and a lighting system that would do your basement proud. Avoid.

Thank comfieslippers
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was another inexpensive attraction that we were glad we visited; very well done display of all U.S. Presidents with short narrative from each, great overview of our country's leadership over the years. First Ladies display is mostly cosmetic but still fun to go through.

Thank VICKY P
Reviewed 18 August 2016

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...More

Thank Pam L
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