Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Historic Tours of America31 Orange St.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Situated on Orange Street in St. Augustine, just minutes from the area’s top attractions, Potter’s Wax Museum offers a unique entertainment experience for guests of all ages to enjoy together. The museum—originally established in 1947—features a large assortment of wax figures of famous Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, political figures, fictional characters and more.

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America's first wax museum, Potter's has been delighting guests since 1949. Potter's Wax Museum hosts one of the most unique collections of wax figures from celebrities, sports stars, people in the news and modern day historic figures. George L. Potter contracted with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create original one of a kind figures for his museum. Artists and craftsmen spent a great deal of time researching the process before creating these incredible lifelike figures. Each part of the figure is custom-tailored, using real hair and placed onto the figure a single strand at a time. Even the costumes are designed by one of the greatest in the industry.

Stand next to Tiger Woods, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elvis and Harry Potter. Take your picture with Angelina Jolie, Michael Jordan and Brittany Spears. See Princess Diana, Ponce de Leon and many of Potter's original figures. The collection was created in 1947 and 1948 making them some of the oldest most valuable collections in the United States.

Get face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous and prominent people. A visit to Potter’s Wax Museum provides an up close and personal look at nearly 170 different wax sculptures of Presidents, Kings, explorers, movie stars, artists, authors and more. The life-size wax figures are astoundingly real-looking and as you tour through you can learn interesting facts about the folks you are viewing. Potter’s Wax Museum has been captivating guests for 50 years and is the first museum of its kind in Florida.

Experience this unique museum of Potter's original collection and the newer, most recent figures from Hollywood's most elite entertainers.


Reserve St. Augustine Customer Reviews

terri weston
Tampa, FL
5 Reviews
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"History nuts delight"
June, 2016
Im a history nut & a renaissance worker/fiend. Being able to stand next to Henry viii & seeing how small ann bolyn was was fantastic. All the musical fellas & presidents too!! Mind blown
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Tip: Get ready for life sized confrontation with your favorite people.

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TJ R
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
"OK, but very dated, and cheesy!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
This a ridiculous waste of your money! Take the Trolley around St. Augustine, and as you go decide what you want to see. Don't believe the ticket people who tell you to see the jail, or store, or museum that are at the first Trolley stop. Cheesy terrible tourist TRAP!!!!
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Rose S
San Jose, ca
"Surprisingly interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2018 NEW
I was only mildly interested in yet another was museum, yet I enjoyed this one quite a bit. The real wax figures were surprisingly lifelike, well dressed and labeled, and you could get quite close. Does DaVinci really look like that? Who knows? I also really liked the lobby area; an old time pharmacy with lots of old tonics and remedies well displayed. Really makes you appreciate modern medicine.
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Mitzi S
Dayton, Ohio, United States
"has to be a joke"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2018
little store with OLD figures needing work don't look like anyone really, Henry the 8th maybe who knows , closes at 5 so be there at 4 place more for kids
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EvelynWright
Orange Park, Florida
"I always have enjoyed Potter's"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2018
There are different displays of people throughout the ages. Also a small workshop area. Hard to photograph due to size of room versus displays but still very cool.
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Mary S
Illinois
"Exceptionally detailed."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018
When you walk into this place you are in the first pharmacy in the United States. Purchase your tickets and enter a very different world. Amazing likenesses of kings, queens, confederates, presidents and first ladies, etc. They have a wax figure of Elvis as well as Ray Charles siting at a piano. Well worth a visit.
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