Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington DC is an interactive attraction that brings historical figures and events to life through wax figures that visitors can touch, see and hear. Madame Tussauds is a new “must see” attraction for families with a great location in the historic Woodies Building in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC. The world renowned wax museum features an array of exhibits, interactive experiences and wax figures.
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Presidential GalleryOn February 17, 2011, Madame Tussauds opened a $2 million U.S. Presidential Gallery that houses wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents. The Washington DC attraction is the only place in the world where people can see and interact with all 44 U.S. presidents. See Photos of the Presidential Gallery.
At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum visitors experience Washington, DC’s history from the Founding Fathers to modern day politics. The new gallery includes additional historical figures that were previously on display featuring them in chronological order along with the 44 Presidents. Such figures include Benjamin Franklin, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King Jr., among others.
Behind the Scenes at Madame TussaudsLearn the trade secrets used in creating the wax figures through experiences like testing your hand-eye coordination in the “Feel Like a Sculptor” interactive test. Kids and adults will be fascinated when they compare their hands, feet and eyes to those of lifelike wax figures of celebrities and world leaders.
Glamour and SportsMadame Tussauds Washington DC is not just about politics and history. In the Glamour section, you can mingle with celebrities such as Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood. In the Sports section, you can interact with lifelike sports idols such as Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Tiger Woods.
Madame Tussauds Address1025 F Street, NW
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The closest Metro stations are Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown.
Museum HoursMonday-Thursday 12-6 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Attraction may close early on occasion for private events
Admission$21 - Adults
$16 - Ages 4-12
Children ages 3 and under are free
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Madame Tussauds is part of Merlin Entertainment, an international company that owns and operates 57 attractions including LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, British Airways London Eye, SEA LIFE, Dungeons, Gardaland and Alton Towers. Madame Tussauds Wax Museums are located in London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin and Washington, DC.