Potter’s Wax Museum in St Augustine is one of the oldest and best-known wax museums in the United States. The museum was founded in 1884. There are over 150 wax sculptures in the museum where you can have a good time with children.
George Potter was inspired by the wax sculpture museum in London, which he visited with his family as a child. When he returned to his home country, Potter started to do his own work and opened his first museum with the team and materials he gathered, initially exhibiting small-scale sculptures. Over time, Potter began to create wax figures of other celebrities and the small exhibition grew into a full-fledged museum.
Today, the museum is home to many wax figures, including historical and pop culture figures, as well as sports stars, presidents, movie stars and entertainers.
You can learn who all the wax sculptures are and their history from the information boards in front of them. Potter’s Wax Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and tours for groups of 10 or more are available upon request. The museum is just around the corner at the intersection of Orange St and Cordova St.
If you’re looking for a unique and fun experience in St. Augustine, Potter’s Wax Museum is definitely worth a visit. With more than 150 realistic wax figures on display, there is sure to be a wax figure that everyone can relate to.