Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Historic Tours of America31 Orange St.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

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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Mollas2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
"Appreciate the craftsmanship"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
Small but so rich in its history. The wax figures are really well crafted and maintained taking in consideration the age of some of the figures. The time period peaces are really interesting. will go back again.
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R1559IUdonnaf
"Fun and educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
A few of the older figures are not quite up to par, but many of them make you feel like you are standing next to the real person. If you hit it right, they sometimes have some of the wax sculptors working on site and you can watch and ask questions. The costumes on some of the figures, particularly the French and British royalty, are quite spectacular. It is much smaller than something like Madame Tussaud's, but still entertaining.
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jjbenitez
Miami Beach, Florida
"School tour - rude tour guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2018 NEW
I recently chaperoned a school fieldtrip to this museum, and while the museum itself was nice the woman who gave our group the tour was far from it (Lindsey). Our group arrived late because our bus driver was lost (which was obviously out of our control) but she was visibly aggravated with us. Our group was well behaved, yet she rolled eyes when they had questions and wasn’t able to recite her 4 rules verbatim. She was rude and curt to the kids and adults and an overall bummer for the start of our day. Seems like someone more kid friendly/tolerant of children should give these tours.
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Mary R
Taylors, South Carolina, United States
"Many interesting figures"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018
We were surprised by the number of figures in the museum because it doesn't look very large from the outside. Many of the figures are grouped, such as 20th century presidents, WWII Generals, Wild West characters. They do look very lifelike. Britney Spears was a big surprise. One of the workers said they are focusing on celebrities with ties to St. Augustine.
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Detra P
south boston va
"Loved It!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018
This was one of my favorite tours. The figures are very lifelike. Especially enjoyed the ones of Johnny Depp, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears,, Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King Jr. It’s small so at times almost tripped trying to get a good picture. I laughed at my niece who said she kept saying excuse me only to turn around and find it was a wax figure lol!! That’s when you know they are good!!!
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