A Virginia Farm Is Filled With 20-Foot Tall Presidential Busts

PHOTO: Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.David Ogden, Photographers.net
Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.

On a private farm just outside of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia sits a field of decaying presidential busts. There are 43 of them, and the towering figures stand 20-feet tall.

The busts are located on the property of Howard Hankins, who helped build the now-shuttered Presidential Park and Museum, which was supposed to house the busts. Hankins was tasked with destroying the heads when the museum closed in 2010. Instead, he had each bust transported to his nearby farm.

Hankins is raising money to restore the crumbling sculptures to their former glory.

PHOTO: Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.David Ogden, Photographers.net
Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.

PHOTO: Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.David Ogden, Photographers.net
Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.

PHOTO: Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.David Ogden, Photographers.net
Stone busts of former U.S. Presidents sit in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia. The 20-foot-tall heads were saved from a nearby presidential museum when it closed in 2010.