John Brown Wax Museum, Harpers Ferry

History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. For more information, go to http://www.johnbrownwaxmuseum.com
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  • I believe this is worth a visit. There are several stages of wax figures that progressively tell the story of John Brown's efforts to help slaves escape their bondage. This museum has been here...  more »
  • Museum provides a good overview of John Brown and his raid. Wish the three videos were timed to make it easier to watch all three consecutively.  more »
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  • Harpers Ferry has a lot of small attractions. None are outstanding by themselves but together they are worthwhile.
  • Totally fun and kitsch! Plus, the museum provides an excellent overview of John Brown's life, raid, and demise.

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