Museums

John Brown Wax Museum Harpers Ferry

Where is it at?

View on Google Maps

John Brown Wax Museum
168 High St
Harpers Ferry
WV
25425
Tel: (304) 535-6342

Where are we going today?

The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience.
Email attraction

What people are saying?

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Harper's Ferry is picturesque and packed with history. You want glam? Go to Disney world.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I visited the John Brown Wax Museum this summer. Great experience. I loved the old timey feel of the building that was actually there during the raid. I am so glad that the owners have preserved this ambiance. It doesn't feel like a museum but rather like going back in time. As a school teacher, I think this might be a great field trip for my kids because the wax figures are definitely a fun way to learn about this time in history. Quite a few of the scenes are audio narrated which I prefer. I found it very affordable compared to other...Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I feel it is an obligation of mine in this day and age when word of mouth could save people time and hard earned cash that they keep walking past this "wax museum". We joke that this was one of the worst "attractions" we have ever entered. Buy ice cream and take a hike instead.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    The Timothy McVeigh of his day.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Not worth the money. The figures are not realistic. Felt like out of state suckers when we walked out. SHould have figured there were no lines or crowds around the building. Only about 10-12 scenes and none exciting.

Submit a review

by Allison Keating

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

I visited the John Brown Wax Museum this summer. Great experience. I loved the old timey feel of the building that was actually there during the raid. I am so glad that the owners have preserved this ambiance. It doesn't feel like a museum but rather like going back in time. As a school teacher, I think this might be a great field trip for my kids because the wax figures are definitely a fun way to learn about this time in history. Quite a few of the scenes are audio narrated which I prefer. I found it very affordable compared to other wax museums I have been to. I plan to go again.

Not found what you're looking for?

  • Roads and Rails Museum

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum

    An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

    Aviation and space excitement for the whole family in Virginia! With two HUGE hangars filled with thousands of artifacts, including the space shuttle Discovery, this center is great for kids to

  • O Street Museum

    The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.

  • National Geographic Museum

    At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and