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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 ladies This 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 call us at 717-334-5717.