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“Wonderful, brought back great memories.”

John Brown Wax Museum
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Owner description: This vintage wax museum opened in 1963 and has hosted thousands of visitors in its many years of operation. Mr. Dorfman, the artist of the realistic hand-made figures, is the very same gifted man who also crafted the figures for Gettysburg. The John Brown Wax Museum is perfect for small groups or large school field trips. It truly does make history "come alive." The museum is seasonal, opening for weekends in March but in April through November, it stays open 7 days a week. Spring and fall hours are 9:00 until 4:30 and summer hours are 10:00 until 5:30. For countless generations, this has been a "must do" activity.
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful, brought back great memories.”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I remember going here as a kid. I loved it then and still think it was well worth the admission price. The museum tells John Brown's story in a way everyone can understand and I loved the old building its housed in. I'm glad the museum is still here.

Visited April 2014
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orrtanna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worth the few dollars spent.”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Terrible. The building smells old, the displays are corny and cheap. Some of the displays didn't even work. We left wondering if we could get our 14$ back for such a terrible museum. Not sure how they keep this awful thing open because there wasn't a soul going through other than us. Now we know why. Save your money!

Visited June 2013
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Charles Town, West Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“loved it!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Well worth the price! Interesting and the kids loved it. From youngsters to seniors anyone will find it worth the visit!

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Evelyn J
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Paulding, Ohio
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved it”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

this place is so cool...lots to see and very interesting...If you like history or just old places this is a must see....Just takes you back to a simpler time and very relaxing ...Planning on many more trips there
Kay Reynolds

Visited July 2013
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Not worth price of admission”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Very disappointed, cheesy displays poorly set up and not worth the seven bucks to get in. Save yourself the trouble

Visited November 2013
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