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.


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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Brenda H
"small but nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
This seemed smaller than the DC one, but very nice. Also enjoyed talking to staff about how the figures are actually formed and seeing a few people actually maintaining the figures.
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kest812
Merritt Island, Florida
"Fun stop on our tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019 NEW
We had a fun time at the Potter's Wax Museum and seeing the old drug store. The place is clean, well kept, and the staff is friendly.
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luislopeznegron
Puerto Rico
"Potters wax museum St. Augustine, FL, USA"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 04, 2019 NEW
Small but nice museum, some figures has been in the museum for nearly 70 years. Exhibits are well documented with interesting facts. Summer in St Augustine is very hot, so this place worthwhile to visit, you will feel refreshing while enjoying the exhibitions. Price is cheap [$11.99] compared with other wax museums that I have visited. If you are in St. Augustine, I recommend you to visit this place.
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Sunnygirl1964
"Cool museum!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2019 NEW
The accuracy and life likeness of these displays is really amazing! My kids loved this museum as did my husband and I. Educational and interesting, you learn little snipets of history with each setting. Well worth visiting, we thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there! Go see it for yourself!
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Martpr
"Vacations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
This place is amazing! A lot of history, great place to visit with the whole family! Very informatuve
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