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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KGM1956
Indiana
"Not very large"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2020 NEW
Stopped here on a ghost tour, not a very large museum and harder to see everything when it was pretty dark!
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jamesj417
Spring Hill, Florida
"Enjoyed seeing the wax people!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020 NEW
It was interesting to see life size figures of the famous. I liked the Presidents best. Some looked exactly like the real person, others almost. Best of all we eat lunch across from this place which had great burgers and didn’t break the budget!
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Scott-Petty11
Alpena, Michigan
"Interesting Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 28, 2019 NEW
This is known as the first wax museum, and it shows. The figures are awesome and well kept, they are also different from the ones at Madame Tussauds. I would highly recommend going while you are in St. Augustine, you won't regret it!
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Ron U
"Mueseum and Drug Store Combined"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2019 NEW
One of our favorite stops as we saw an original drug store with its vast display of items bought just a century ago. Plus the wax museum was the first to use this medium we all enjoy.
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Sassafras06
Lady Lake, Florida
"Lifelike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2019
Amazing recreations of well known people. The descriptions include a lot of historical information about each character .
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