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.


Tripster 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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klokan0426
St. Augustine, Florida
"Loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2019 NEW
My surprise was that it's actually way bigger than it looks! Figurines are nicely grouped together, and look realistic... especially their eyes!
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kathi262016
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
"Wonderful Display of figures thru HIstory"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2019 NEW
I loved it here and the people were catorized by their talents or history. The center of the place had a piano with all the musicians around it. Well planned as well as the presidents and wives. Surprisely there was not President Jimmy Carter, President Kennedy or Obama. But they had George Bush.
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cassimccarrick
Orlando, Florida
"Great Setup"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019
Love this place! Love the interior, the design, the theming...all of it! I like that they separate the history from the pop culture aspect. Had a lot of fun learning new things about people with my daughter. So much history and facts! I also loved that they had the wax sculpture process for you to see at the end.
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Haley_R123
"Okay for a One Time Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2019
We came here over the weekend and thought this would be really neat to see because we had never been to a wax museum before. Overall, it was just okay. It's about what you would expect. We weren't overly impressed, but it was still fun to do once. I wouldn't come back again. My favorites were the Star Wars, Austin Powers, and Harry Potter figures.
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MillyMartinez2019
"Definitely a must!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2019
If you like horror movies (Vincent Price style!) you will love this place. From movies to historical characters you can find someone to love or someone to hate. When in St. Augustine this is a must!
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