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Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

789 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2611
+1 717-334-5717
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Interesting in a Quirky Sort of Way

If you like wax figures, and enjoy Presidential history, and value old-time museums ... This is a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Sarasota2499
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Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
History buffs will enjoy

Excellent stop for history buffs. Lots of information about our former presidents and first... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
paulmV840WG
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Highland, New York
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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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  • 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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+1 717-334-5717
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Reviewed 12 June 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...More

Thank Sarasota2499
Reviewed 10 June 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.

Thank paulmV840WG
Reviewed 1 June 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.

1  Thank 2014CorvetteStingray
Reviewed 25 May 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...More

Thank travelmite
Reviewed 17 May 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.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The kids enjoyed this museum, being able to see all the presidents through the years helped them understand history a lot. They loved being able to take a photo with the president from the year they were born and see who was president when their...More

Thank 4HillsLI
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This is perfect for a family that is looking for an educational trip. Rose in front was very helpful,kind and knowledgeable about the area. This is a child friendly tour and very affordable.

Thank Oilsmama
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Gave just enough highlights of each President and then your own walk-thru of the wives. It was interesting and we liked it. I would recommend it. Depending on how much time you take with your own pace looking at the wives, it's a little over...More

Thank Pickle8182
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I wanted to love this. I loved the idea. I enjoyed the trip through time. But while I can't really judge a wax portrayal of James K. Polk, I sure as heck can tell that the Presidents from my lifetime were inaccurate. Really inaccurate. Like...More

1  Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 25 November 2015

My 9yo daughter who is a history buff got bored - too long for her and too many facts for her to absorb. I liked it even though some areas needed a scrub. Was interesting to hear the more recent presidents' real voices. Worthwhile if...More

1  Thank Anne Z
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