The John Brown Wax Museum

The John Brown Wax Museum A half hour from Frederick MD, or Winchester, 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

Operating as usual

06/07/2020

Even though the Harpers Ferry Nation Park has opened the train station parking, due to the continued reduced foot traffic because of major park closures, will be closed to individual visitors BUT OPEN TO RESERVED GROUPS of 20 or more until further notice. So organize 19 of your socially distanced friends and family, caravan and communicate by mobile phone to Harpers Ferry WV! We can safely accommodate your group by staggering your entrance. Please contact us by email at [email protected] to make a reservation and get safety instructions (we are not answering the phone at this time). Group members can get in for only $4.50 each!

"Holdouts like House of Frankenstein (or the John Brown Wax Museum or the Niagara Wax Museum of History) should be value...
07/21/2019
House of Frankenstein Wax Museum transports visitors into a world of horror, history, and wax dioramas

"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

12/15/2018

We are open for the season, see you soon!

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

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!

04/24/2018

We will be closed due repairs, Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

04/23/2018

We will be closed due repairs, Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

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)

02/21/2018

March 24, 2018 marks the season's opening. (weekends only in March)

The John Brown Wax Museum's cover photo
02/21/2018

The John Brown Wax Museum's cover photo

11/30/2017
www.historicharpersferry.com

Olde Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry, VW is December 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10!

http://www.historicharpersferry.com/events/OTC_schedule_2017.pdf

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!

09/29/2017

FREE PARKING, Saturday, September 30 at the HF National Park! (National Public Lands Day)

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
The Curse Returns: GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Is Back for a Second Season

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...

Our hero!
06/21/2017

Our hero!

Sadly we're losing our famous letters to rot. Any rock climbers interested in a job to remove the rest?
06/05/2017

Sadly we're losing our famous letters to rot. Any rock climbers interested in a job to remove the rest?

Address

168 High St
Harpers Ferry, WV
25425

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(304) 535-6342

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Comments

#tdih (Oct. 16, 1859) Remembering John Brown’s raid on the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry. His soul is marching on!
i think you should fix your john brown, who actually shaved his beard before the raid and was clean shaven for the raid and during his trial
Is this place really haunted?
I'm actually related to John Brown. I have documents of my side of the Brown's family. Watching this episode of Ghost of Shepherdstown about the museum is refreshing to me.