John Brown Wax Museum, Harpers Ferry

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  • It was a interesting visit, not really sure if it was worth $7, but hey, why not. It give's a quick snapshot of John Brown's life and illustrates how he was was contraversial, not just because of his ...  more »
  • I was familiar with John Browns Story before stopping in. However, I understood it as a tale. Something that happened a long time ago. While in the museum I developed real emotions around the subject ...  more »
  • Ok, when here, how can you pass this attraction up. Classic...and I mean classic...wax museum. The attraction is old...or vintage, depends how you view it. I enjoyed the history of john brown, and got...  more »
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  • It is an old building and old wax statues. That does not take away from the fact that is an interesting visual educational opportunity. It might be scary for some younger children. The cost is a bit much, but we had a good visit. They offer discounts to seniors, children, and veterans. We enjoyed the audio presentations.
  • Wow...I felt like I was going to get killed in there. Very creepy and poor outdated "wax" models
  • It's a short walk through a historic house with wax figures behind a glass window. It offers some history but nothing we hadn't already seen in the free museums in harpers ferry. Felt this was a bit of a waste.
  • Great learning experience but alot of the figures are older
  • Kind of depressing and run down. One of the few places with ac.

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Many genteel wooden or red-brick houses in the area have been converted into inns and bed and breakfasts, with a few offering hostel accommodations. Each is situated among trees and gardens in this tight-knit community. Most of the lodgings have only a few rooms, so make reservations early.
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