The John Brown Wax Museum

The John Brown Wax Museum A half hour from Frederick MD, or Wi******er, VA! The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry.
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Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. For more information, go to http://www.johnbrownwaxmuseum.com

Due to the museum being under contract to sell, we will be open from 11am - about 5pm. Call to confirm the hours with Sp...
08/28/2023

Due to the museum being under contract to sell, we will be open from 11am - about 5pm. Call to confirm the hours with Spectral Paranormal - (301) 602-3037, thanks...

When we were featured on America's favorite game show!
08/10/2023

When we were featured on America's favorite game show!

12/21/2022

We are closed for the season...

FREE PARKING on Sept. 24th at the Harpers Ferry Historical National Park
09/16/2022

FREE PARKING on Sept. 24th at the Harpers Ferry Historical National Park

Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages u...

06/08/2022

What to do after the museum closes? Food, fun, fright, music and spirits of all kinds! Don't forget if the weather goes south, we have a rain date of the 25th! Don't miss this awesome event for locals and visitors! Find out what Jefferson County is really about! Copies of Fern's 2nd book will be available at both Inkwell's Tavern and at all 4 of Charles Town Ghost Tours special tours. Reservations are required for all tours😀! Call the Ghost Lady of Charles Town for more information on the tours, menus, special drinks and more activities! Call author and owner, Ann Khiel Fern at 304-724-6741 or 681-2989 for information about this event or more fun things to do in Jefferson County, WV!

The John Brown Wax Museum is open the last two weekends in March, then in April we are open every day until December (ex...
03/19/2022

The John Brown Wax Museum is open the last two weekends in March, then in April we are open every day until December (except Thanksgiving)

02/18/2022
We are Closed for the Season, see you March 19, 2022!
12/14/2021

We are Closed for the Season, see you March 19, 2022!

Found across the street at our former house in Baltimore...
12/09/2021

Found across the street at our former house in Baltimore...

It's good for the museum, bad for history... a Tarantino-like John Brown on ShowTime:https://www.sho.com/the-good-lord-b...
08/30/2020

It's good for the museum, bad for history... a Tarantino-like John Brown on ShowTime:
https://www.sho.com/the-good-lord-bird

The official site of the SHOWTIME Original Series The Good Lord Bird. Find out about new episodes, watch previews, go behind the scenes and more.

Thank you Allison Horrocks for this story!"Professionally researched, balanced, and evidence-based interpretation should...
08/02/2020

Thank you Allison Horrocks for this story!

"Professionally researched, balanced, and evidence-based interpretation should form the bedrock of most public history sites. Without a doubt, the tour I was part of offered a deep and thoughtful interpretation of Brown."

https://contingentmagazine.org/2020/03/24/when-john-browns-body-is-wax/

What better place to think about authenticity than a wax museum?

"Holdouts like House of Frankenstein (or the John Brown Wax Museum or the Niagara Wax Museum of History) should be value...
07/21/2019

"Holdouts like House of Frankenstein (or the John Brown Wax Museum or the Niagara Wax Museum of History) should be valued not only because they’ve somehow managed to survive, but also for their artistry."

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/house-of-frankenstein-wax-museum/

Forty-five years after it opened, Lake George’s first wax museum and haunted attraction still elicits screams and shivers from unsuspecting visitors

Oct. 27 Event: Halloween Ghost Hunt at the John Brown Wax Museum hosted by the Paranormal Society Of the Shenandoahhttp:...
10/06/2018

Oct. 27 Event: Halloween Ghost Hunt at the John Brown Wax Museum hosted by the Paranormal Society Of the Shenandoah

http://paranormalsos.org/index.php/events/

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Thank you to all who came out on a hot, hot Sunday for our 55th Year Anniversary!
07/02/2018

Thank you to all who came out on a hot, hot Sunday for our 55th Year Anniversary!

Drawings for local businesses' gift certificates, author signed books and more! Don't miss it, Sunday, July 1st 2018! Th...
06/29/2018

Drawings for local businesses' gift certificates, author signed books and more! Don't miss it, Sunday, July 1st 2018! The museum turns 55 years old!

The museum at the turn of the century...(Thanks to River & Trail Outfitters for the picture)
02/24/2018

The museum at the turn of the century...

(Thanks to River & Trail Outfitters for the picture)

On Oct. 16th, the anniversary of the raid on Harpers Ferry, our guest, Joe Defilippo, Baltimore MD musician, will be giv...
10/14/2017

On Oct. 16th, the anniversary of the raid on Harpers Ferry, our guest, Joe Defilippo, Baltimore MD musician, will be giving away a song he wrote and recorded about John Brown while supplies last, thanks Joe!

From the 60s, thanks Glenn!
08/20/2017

From the 60s, thanks Glenn!

We're on Jepeordy, Ha! Show  #7580 - Friday, July 21, 2017
07/24/2017

We're on Jepeordy, Ha! Show #7580 - Friday, July 21, 2017

Thank you Alyssa, Jerry, and the Friendship Fire Department for removing my decrepit letters, sad but necessary...
07/12/2017

Thank you Alyssa, Jerry, and the Friendship Fire Department for removing my decrepit letters, sad but necessary...

07/10/2017

Tonight's the night! The John Brown Wax Museum will be featured on Destination America's "Ghosts of Shepherdstown!" (You can also watch on your computer!)

It's going to happen! "The trio is called to the meeting place of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in the quaint, histo...
06/22/2017

It's going to happen! "The trio is called to the meeting place of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in the quaint, historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.V., to explore the John Brown Wax Museum after the manager complained of unusual activity that made her fear being in the museum alone."

http://www.broadwayworld.com/baltimore/article/The-Curse-Returns-GHOSTS-OF-SHEPHERDSTOWN-Is-Back-for-a-Second-Season-20170619

In the first season of GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, a surge of 911 calls reporting what appeared to be supernatural activity in Shepherdstown, W.V., inspired Police Chief Michael King to enlist the help of paranormal investigators to figure out why the town had become such a hotbed for hauntings. Nick G...

02/21/2017

Ghosts of Shepherdstown shot the dramatization of our ghost encounter today, and I happened to be there working when they did it. It was all very exciting and professionally done -- at least 10 crew members including the director and producer. The actor portraying Ann looked a lot like her! Can't wait to see it if it airs!

Ole Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry, WV - Dec. 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2016
12/03/2016

Ole Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry, WV - Dec. 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2016

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168 High Street
Harpers Ferry, WV
25425

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