The Hall of Presidents & First Ladies

It’s not often you are allowed to get up-close and personal with the great men and women who have helped shaped this country, but at the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies, visitors are able to do this every day!

first ladiesThis is why it is with a heavy heart that we inform our guests of the closing of the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies at the end of this season. A staple in Gettysburg for over 60 years, the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies will be closed for good following its final day on November 27th, 2016.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit, we encourage you to come out and explore the area’s only complete wax collection of American presidents and their first ladies. Created by famed Pittsburgh area sculptor Ivo Zini (and a few later figures by Dorfman Museum Figures), each presidential likeness was captured and put on display in the Hall of Presidents for guests to visit, and audio recordings relay some of these men’s unique stories and famous speeches. Beautiful background murals by Charles Morganthaler depict the development of America, helping to illustrate important moments of our nation’s history.

The Hall of First Ladies includes reproductions of the strong women who stood by our presidents’ sides. Attired with the famous Smithsonian Collection of dresses, as well as appropriate hairstyles worn during presidential inaugurations, these figures accurately portray our nation’s first ladies.

Don’t miss your last chance to visit the wax museum at 789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA. For hours, ticket pricing or more information, be sure to visit our Hall of Presidents & First Ladies page or call us at 717-334-5717.

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  1. Nancy Frame says:

    what is happening with all the fabulous wax figures ? Any chance my daughter can put one on display in her Government classroom at New Oxford High School ? Thanks . Nancy

    • bonnie says:

      We are exploring options and will keep your contact information.

  2. Mason st. Clair says:

    I’m 14 and I collect the political memorabilia and anything that has to do with the presidents, I was wondering if I could put one on display in my collection. And was wondering where I could get more information about the items in the auction.

    • bonnie says:

      Further information on the auction can be seeen at

      Hope this helps. Preview days are Sunday, January 8th Noon to 5 PM and Thursday, January 12th from 4 PM to 8 PM.
      Preview days are at Hall of Presidents & First Ladies, 789 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 and the Auction is scheduled on
      Saturday, January 14th at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg (down the street from the Hall of Presidents).

  3. I visited your museum in September of 2015 and enjoyed it very much. I am sorry that you had to close, as I found your museum very interesting. Through my photographs (link above), I had tried to increase awareness of your museum.

  4. jacqueline says:

    Is it possible to take pictures and videos during the auction?

    • bonnie says:

      Please direct questions on the auction to Pa. OnSite Auction Co. at 717-630-9349 or go to paonsiteauctionco.com.

  5. jacqueline says:

    Can I make video phone calls during the auction?

  6. jacqueline says:

    We are a global news media currently based in China. Is it possible to shoot videos during the auction?
    Please check our website down below
    http://www.pearvideo.com/category_2

  7. Our historical society houses the ONLY public exhibit of the personal effects,etc. of President Millard Fillmore. We’re located in Moravia, NY within 4 miles of where he was born. We’d like to have Fillmore’s wax figure.

    • bonnie says:

      All items were auctioned off on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

  8. GF says:

    What an incredible experience today! For those ISO parts or intact torsos for figures please feel free to contact godol1st@aol.com in MD

  9. Cynthia Walsh says:

    Good Evening!
    Are there any President’s -or wives- available still, after the auction? I’ve only just heard about it today (1/16/17), and would have loved to have been able to place a winning bid, or two. Please feel free to contact me at anytime, at your earliest convienience possible.
    Thank you, and good luck with your future endeavors.

    Warmest Regards,
    Cynthia Walsh
    Cwalsh721@gmail.com

    • bonnie says:

      Everything has been sold. Sorry.

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