The business changed hands about seven months ago and closed down two months ago for the construction project, which gutted most of the building’s interior. The new attraction will have more interactive activities for children, including short videos about 19th-century life in Gettysburg, a thriving transportation hub with three weekly newspapers and gas streetlights.
Among the many businesses that serve the Gettysburg tourism trade, some have been taking a look at their operations these days, now that the 150th anniversary of the battle and Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” has passed, said Carl Whitehill with Destination Gettysburg.
The wax museum has been a mainstay of the central Pennsylvania town’s tourist trek for decades, Whitehill said.
“It’s a place that our visitors have become quite familiar with,” Whitehill said. “It was certainly due for change. It’s quite an anchor there, on one of our busiest streets.”