Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Historic Tours of America31 Orange St.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

Visit icons of yesteryears and today at the Potter's Wax Museum in historic St. Augustine, FL. Situated on Orange Street, get up close and personal with Albert Einstein, Princess Diana, Ponce de Leon, and more. This is the oldest wax museum in the U.S., established in 1947, with over 160 wax figures ranging from Hollywood celebrities to political figures and more.

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Good To Know

  • Located in Orange St., within Historic Downtown St. Augustine.
  • Near other museums, restaurants, and historical sites such as Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone, and Old City Gates.
  • Visit the very first wax museum in the U.S., established in 1949!
  • Family-friendly and free for children ages three and under.
  • Come face-to-face with Ray Charles, Lord Voldemort, John F. Kennedy, Cleopatra, and more.
  • Enjoy the self-paced and self-guided tour of iconic figures in history, science, politics, and pop culture.
  • You can stay as long as you like, but guests typically spend approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Museum is stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Description

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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 of 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 incredibly 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 Britney Spears. See Princess Diana, Ponce de Leon, and many of Potter's original figures. The collections were created in 1947 and 1948, making them some of the oldest and 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 people 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Potter's Wax Museum

Where is Potter’s Wax Museum-St. Augustine located?

Potter’s Wax Museum is at 31 Orange St., St. Augustine, FL 32084. Situated near several historical sites, such as the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone, Old City Gates, and more.

Who created Potter's Wax Museum?

Potter's Wax Museum-St. Augustine was founded and created by George Potter in 1948.

Is Potter's Wax Museum a historic landmark?

Yes, it is a historical St. Augustine attraction. It is the oldest wax museum in the U.S.

How long is the tour at Potter's Wax Museum-St. Augustine?

It is a self-paced and self-guided tour, but guests typically spend approximately 60 to 90 minutes touring the museum.

Is this St. Augustine Museum recommended for children?

Yes, absolutely! Wax Museum (St. Augustine) is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Children ages three and under tour the museum for free.

What are the most famous wax figures at Potter's Wax Museum?

The museum features over 160 wax figures of world-famous non-fictional and fictional personalities, including Harry Potter, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elvis Presley, Michael Jordan, and more.

Is there parking?

The museum does not have a parking lot. However, you'll find several nearby pay-to-park spaces, including Historic Downtown Parking Facility, VIC Parking Garage, Tolomato Metered And Permit Parking, and more.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.