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Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf


Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf


27 October 2011 – San Francisco, CA: From angels to zombies, on Halloween day children in costume get free admission to the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf ( with Halloween treats and a special creepy crawly Halloween display in our lobby. Whether you talk like a pirate or walk like an Egyptian, you’ll find a companion among the Wax Museum’s underground galleries of characters. Visitors on Halloween day will be greeted in the cobweb-draped lobby by figures such as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and a special celebrity witch. Descend into the Museum’s dungeons and feel the chill in the Chamber of Horrors, take a seat in the electric scare chair, count the Frankensteins, get creeped out by Count Dracula, and see what happened to the tourists who didn’t make it out alive! Open daily from 10am to 9pm. the Wax Museum is located at 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. For full information, visit

As you wander the galleries, try your hand at various arcade games: see into your future with Rajah the Mystic Oracle, test your passion factor, and slip into a photo booth to record your visit. From Friday afternoon through the weekend, you can explore the Wax Museum shop downstairs to browse through souvenirs and memorabilia related to the museum’s celebrity displays, or make a wax cast of your own hand.

The Wax Museum features one of the foremost collections of wax figures in the world, where the magic of 50 years of wax artistry transports you through time. The Wax Museum is “home” to a legion of notorious characters, with over 250 internationally-known personalities past and present in fabulous scenes, representing a millennium of history and fantasy, from King Tut’s Magnificent Tomb to the Yellow Brick Road, from royalty and presidents to today’s pop celebrities.

The Wax Museum shows all aspects of life from the ignoble Chamber of Horrors to the inspiring Hall of Religion, including the historic Library of U.S. Presidents, the spectacular recreation of King Tut’s Tomb and the unique Palace of Living Art, where the world’s most famous masters and their masterpieces come to life through the magic of wax artistry. The most popular part of the wax museum tour is The Gallery of Stars, where a galaxy of brand new stars, such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Johnny Depp and Will Smith, join such classics as Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.

Opened by Thomas Fong in 1963 as the largest wax museum in North America, the Wax Museum is one of the most popular landmarks in Fisherman’s Wharf. Many scenes were designed and sculpted by Fong’s son Ronald, who co-directed the family business in partnership with his father from its inception. Rodney Fong, representing the third generation of the Fong family, now runs most of the day-to-day operations of the family business. Like his father and grandfather, Rodney has the energy and vision to keep the museum a favorite of San Franciscans and visitors. In September 1998, the historic 100-year-old San Francisco landmark that for 35 years was The Wax Museum Entertainment Complex was torn down to make way for the current showplace, beginning a new era for the now 48-year-old attraction.

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