Potter's Wax Museum
- (904) 829-9056
Hours of OperationSun - Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The characters range from musicians and artists to presidents and kings, from Cleopatra to Princess Diana, and much more. At Potter's Wax Museum, visitors can meet Queen Victoria, Austin Powers, William Shakespeare and Harry Potter all on the same spot.
This unique attraction was founded over 50 years ago when George L. Potter began the business in 1949. He employed some of the fine talents in the world to make his wax figures, using meticulous research on every aspect of the person being depicted, right down to each freckle on the skin and hair on the head. The costumes of the original figures were created by B.J. Simmons and Nathan's, Ltd., the finest costumers of their day, and certified for historical accuracy by the British Historical Society.
New figures are always being added at Potter's, so you'll find Seinfeld's Kramer and golfer Tiger Woods right next to Michaelangelo or Albert Einstein. Figures of Chicago gangsters, U.S. presidents, famous writers and scientists and inventors are accompanied by educational signage to give visitors the chance to learn more about them.
Many interactive elements have been added to Potter's in recent years. And most of the figures are displayed in such a way that visitors can interact with them. Photographs are not just allowed -- they are encouraged!
The unique chance to have fun while learning about history through the people that made it is what draws so many visitors to Potter's Wax Museum.
Potter's Wax Museum is located at 31 Orange Street, inside the Old Drugstore in the historic downtown area of St. Augustine.
Group tour rates are available for 10 or more people. Contract design and sculpture services to theme parks and attractions are also available. For more information, call (904) 829-9056 or visit here.