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.

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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"After Dark"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2019 NEW
I went on a tour and we get in there after dark so we only got to see certain wax people, As they say St Augustine is haunted the whole city. So when you first walk in its a old pharmacy which is super cool. But when you go on the ghost tour they tell you alot about the pharmacists. But im unsure if they tell you when your not on a ghost tour.
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"Wax Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2019 NEW
Well worth the price. I wish there were more wax figures. It is a self guided tour and takes about an hour. I would not recommend small children, they may be bored.
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Tampa, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2019 NEW
Wax figures were so real like. Worth the money, but could have been bigger. No enough too look at. I have been at other wax museums which were better.
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Belleville, Illinois
"A lot of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
We had tons of fun at this wax museum. The setup was great and we enjoyed messing around with the props they had. Really good selection of wax figures.
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Jackie S
DeBary, Florida
"Don't waste your money"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2019 NEW
We have been to St Augustine many, many times but this was the first time we went to Potters wax museum. It was very pricey & you were through it in less than 1/2 hour. Don't wast your money on this.
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Potter's Wax Museum is located at Historic Tours of America31 Orange St.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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