John Brown Wax Museum

Lonely Planet review

For those of you who appreciate kitsch, the ultimate, if overpriced, attraction to seek out in these parts is the John Brown Wax Museum. A somewhat imbalanced albeit brave zealot, Brown led an ill-conceived slave rebellion here that helped spark the Civil War. The museum dedicated to his life and the event is laughably old-school, and worth a visit for all that; nothing says historical accuracy like scratchy vocals, jerky animatronics and a light-and-sound show that sounds like it was recorded some time around the late Cretaceous.