St Augustine Attraction to Feature the Most Expensive Dress in the World


 “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Says St Augustine Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Perhaps one of the most famous versions of “Happy Birthday” occurred on May 19, 1962. That’s when Marilyn Monroe sang at President John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday gala at Madison Square Garden wearing … that dress!

The icon dress worn by Marilyn Monroe will be on display at St. Augustine’s very own Ripley’s Believe It or Not in St. Augustine!

February 10 – March 31. The exhibit will also include other Marilyn memorabilia and items from Kennedy’s birthday gala.

St Augustine Attraction Ripley’s Believe it or Not Sets New Record

Our very own St Augustine Attraction – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! set a new Guinness World Record for the most expensive dress sold at auction when they acquired the dress from Julien’s Auctions for $4.8 million. Add in auction fees and the dress cost over $5 million, making it the most expensive dress in the world!

Tickets to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! In St. Augustine start at $13.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids and ages 4 and under free. The Odditorium is open daily from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Click here for more information about the exhibit.


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