Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Washington D.C.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Washington D.C.

If you are tired of the all the “usual” museums in Washington, you might want to try Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. While there are political figures portrayed in wax in the museum, there are entertainers, cultural figures, sports stars, and of course presidents. The original Madame Tussauds wax Museum is found in London. Madame Tussaud was a wax sculptor who was born in France in 1761. Her mother worked for a physician who was skilled in wax sculpting and taught young Anna the skill. In 1835 Madame Tussaud was married and living in London. She opened a museum to house all her wax figures.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museums are found world wide. The Washington museum features the likenesses of all 44 Presidents. A new gallery was just open that features 14 rooms and allows for an interactive experience. Captain Jack Sparrow is also just arrived at the museum.

Additional characters include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Rosa Parks, Buzz Aldrin, Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods, Beyonce, Ella Fitzgerald, and Hillary Clinton. There is someone here for everyone.

The museum is open 365 days a year and it does charge a fee to enter. The museum is located at 1001 F Street NW which is at the corner of 10th and F Street. Parking is available.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
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Sight Name: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Sight Location: Washington D.C., USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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