Dreamland Wax Museum
Get up close and strike a pose with celebrities, sports stars, politicians, and others at Dreamland Wax Museum. Located near Boston’s City Hall Plaza, the museum features more than 100 life-size wax figures of famous people from around the world, including every US president.
The museum is divided into 12 immersive galleries over two floors. Pull out your camera and snap selfies with everyone from the Queen to Elvis. To save time at the entrance, book your admission ticket in advance; if you have multiple people in your party, you can purchase a combo ticket. Guided tours are available, and last between 60 and 90 minutes.
To explore several Boston highlights at your leisure, opt for a sightseeing pass that includes attractions such as Faneuil Hall and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, as well as Dreamland Wax Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
Most visitors spend around an hour at Dreamland Wax Museum.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located next to Boston City Hall. The nearest subway stations are Government Center (Blue and Green lines) and State Street (Blue and Orange lines). If you’re taking the hop-on hop-off trolley, get off at stop 5.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round, with last ticket sales an hour before closing. For a quieter experience with less waiting time, avoid weekends and public holidays, and go first thing in the morning on a weekday.
In addition to national and international celebrities, the museum displays wax figures of several well-known Bostonians, including actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, hockey legends Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque, Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce, and Boston Pops director Arthur Fiedler. The museum plans to add more in the future.
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