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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Travelwithfriendsche
"Great museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
Very realistic very informative. The people that run the place were very knowledgeable of the museum. They also had gave you questions on the walls to challenge your knowledge of history. We thought that was great
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christine102262
La Crosse, Wisconsin
"Very enjoyable, we had a hoot!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2019 NEW
We visited the wax museum during a Ghosts and Gravestones tour, so while we didn't get to see all of it - we did get to see a good portion of the creepier figures and the narration we had while observing made quite a few of us jump a couple times. Very realistic figures and even the front (the old pharmacy) is interesting to look at and listen about. Well worth a visit.
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2DIslands
St. Augustine, Florida
"A History Lovers Must"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2019 NEW
My husband and I had free tickets to Potter's so we went. We live here and have never gone...shame on us. We loved this wax museum. The statues are so life like and the history you learn is amazing. If you are in St Augustine add this stop to your list.
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Bendenicked
"So real it's creepy!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 01, 2019 NEW
I expected this to be a but dull. After all, it's only wax figures right? But these are so realistic it's amazing. Plus the facts about each are interesting. Really enjoyed it. Only negative..the person doing Harry Potter must have had a bad day. Not sure what happened there. But Valdemort was spot on!
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BenGruda
Potsdam, New York
"Better Than I Expected!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2019 NEW
Well, this place attracted me first because of the drugstore. I am a (mostly) retired pharmacist who has worked in second and third generation pharmacies. I have a bit of an interest in the history of pharmacy, so in our last few trips to St. Augustine I always stop in to look at the displays. Not once did it occur to me to go to the wax museum. Well, this trip my wife and I decided to check it out. We have never been to a wax museum before. Frankly, I didn't think I would find it interesting. Well, guess I was quite wrong about that! It was truly fascinating to see what has gone into this exhibit! In spite of a couple of TripAdvisors who thought this was dated and the wax figures weren't that good … I scratch my head and maybe they might be a bit too critical or need to get another eye exam! I mean, even the hair is human hair that is incorporated one strand at a time! I loved how they grouped the figures according to their job or era. Ancient Egypt, Hollywood, soldiers, etc. The clothing was spot on for the eras and jobs as well. You could learn a lot just by reading some plaques near the figures. I also got the chance to watch one of the artists touch up one of the faces and talked to him. Almost interactive if you think about it. Well, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here and appreciate all that has gone into it.
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