John Brown Wax Museum, Harpers Ferry

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  • September 10, 2017
    Relatively inexpensive and actually well done- exhibits were interesting to look at, written placards were brief and helpful. Most scenes had a voice activated description that adds a lot. I really en...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    I was so excited for this museum. I was seriously let down. We found it dull. Save your money. Sorry, just being honest.  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    The first time I went here was when I was a small kid. It was a little creepy. I was more interested in the wax people than in learning . It wasnt untill I was older that I really understood what this...  more »
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  • April 14, 2017
    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.
  • January 19, 2017
    Wow...I felt like I was going to get killed in there. Very creepy and poor outdated "wax" models
  • September 6, 2016
    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.
  • September 13, 2016
    Great learning experience but alot of the figures are older
  • November 2, 2016
    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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