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John Brown Wax Museum, Harpers Ferry

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John Brown Wax Museum is located in Harpers Ferry. Take a look at our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to John Brown Wax Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Haven't been to Harpers Ferry since '97 so revisited the wax museum. It may be a little outdated but it is well kept and the setting with 87 wax figures gives a good impression of the life of John Bro...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place for a family to visit. The manager of the place was wonderful to talk to, and where we wasn't from the area she was a great help in suggesting places to visit and places to e...  more »
  • So, we were walking by and my son wanted to go in. For $7, why not? I learned more about John Brown than I'd known before and he thought it was cool. It was, however, not cool in any literal sense. Wh...  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 Very creepy and poor outdated "wax" models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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Where to stay in Harpers Ferry

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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