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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shme1981
Yulee, Florida
"I wanted more"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
I must say I was not sure what to expect going in. I remember seeing this tour as a child but not many details. The place is very small (it may have a smell but thats to be expected for the age of the place) I left almost disappointed and wanting more. There are a lot of figures but I just think many were old and you could tell getting worn. More modern people wax figures is definitely needed. My husband feels the opposite of me and loved the entire visit. He would go every time we visit the city. Oh, lastly the nice lady who lead us to the foyer was VERYYYYYYY nice and knew a lot. I did not see her introduce the museum to anyone else in the manner she did with us, it was nice to get (what we felt) the special treatment.
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MonicaDunstan
Bristol, United Kingdom
"A basic wax museum, but nothing to write home about."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018 NEW
Potters has 150 items which is impressive for its small size. It is mainly a walk through history, with the most recent wax figure being Austin Powers or Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. It's worth the visit if you need something to do but it's nothing to write home about.
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Sherri P
Lakeland, Florida
"History brought to life!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2018 NEW
We loved seeing all the different wax figures. Elvis and Brittany were the favorites as well as Freddy and Herman Munster. A must see in St. Augustine
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cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
"seems more like a history lesson"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 05, 2018 NEW
Potter's Wax Museum is the first established wax museum in America. I can understand having some historical figures in a wax museum but this one had too many in my opinion. There were even a few figures of people I had never heard of. Even though the museum is very well laid out and the people working there were very nice, I think they needed more wax figures of actors, singers/music groups, horror, etc. When you first walk in you will be in the old 1886 drugstore and it has some great displays showing of what the place would have look like.
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wbmistrs
Bonita Springs, Florida
"Very cool vintage drug store of yesteryear!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2018 NEW
During nighttime ghost tour it was cool to hear the ghost stories and see the old apothecary medicines!
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