There are quite a few peculiar sights to see around St Augustine Florida. When you stay at Southern Oaks Inn, one of the most interesting things to do in St Augustine Florida that is just as impressive as it is odd is Potter’s Wax Museum. Come face to face with celebrities that are frozen in time and discover 150 wax figures of characters from history, music, cinema, and many more.
Bringing History To Life
For more than fifty years, Potter’s Wax Museum has been bringing some of the most well-known names of history back from the dead; in wax forms of course. The creator of the museum, George L. Potter was fascinated by the intricate creations that he discovered as a young boy in London, and in 1949 he began the building of his own collection in Belgium. Importing hair from Italy and wax from France, he searched for the finest products and found the most talented artists to put everything together. His collection began to grow steadily over the years, and even though it is on its third owner, it continues to grow to this day.
A Selfie-Worthy Experience
During your stay with us at Southern Oaks Inn, you could easily make a day of exploring the contents of Potter’s Wax Museum. Located in historic downtown St Augustine, the museum now resides in the oldest pharmacy in America and houses more than 150 different structures. Take pictures with your favorite movie characters like Yoda and Harry Potter or even snap a selfie with a number of horror film stars like Freddie Kruger!
A Hop And A Skip From St Augustine Hotels
One of the reasons Potter’s Wax Museum is a great place to visit during your stay at Southern Oaks Inn is that it isn’t too far from your cozy accommodations. You can take the Old Town Trolley for a historic ride through downtown St Augustine and hop off at the site closest to the museum for a fun day of history, learning, interesting art, and fun!