Madame Tussauds Washington DC
Washington DC, USA
- Presidential Gallery: Meet every single Commander-in-Chief in 14 themed rooms covering their lives, their scandals, and their accomplishments in the Oval Office.
- Glamour Room: Hang with Brangelina and Marilyn, share the stage with Beyonce and Madonna, and play paparazzi with Denzel, Depp, Tyra, and Clooney.
- Sports Zone: Hit the greens with Tiger Woods, slug it out with Muhammed Ali, swing for the fences with the Babe, and watch Alex Ovechkin set up a slapshot.
- Behind the Scenes: Learn about Madame Tussaud and the painstaking process behind her wax figures, then dip your hands in wax to experience the first step yourself.
About this Washington DC tour
D.C. has always been a crossroads for all kinds of characters. And not just politicians; plenty of musicians, athletes, and celebs flock to the district as well. The famous are attracted by the power, and the powerful are beguiled by the attractive – as they say, Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. The rest of us go to Madame Tussauds.
Ever dreamed of sharing a desk with Stephen Colbert, or landing an interview with Dan
Rather? Stop by the Media Room to make it happen. You can also snap a picture with famous TV hosts like Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Katie Couric.
It's selfie heaven – who wouldn't want a smooch with Julia Roberts or George Clooney – but it's not all glitz and glamour. You can take the seat next to Rosa Parks and stand at the podium by Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Room; give FDR a reassuring pat on the back as he leads the nation through the Depression and a cataclysmic World War; even try to talk Richard Nixon out of bugging the Democrats at the Watergate Hotel. It won't work, but you'll have his undivided attention. He isn't going anywhere.
Waxing with the emperor
Madame Tussaud was acquainted with powerful leaders – and their egos – early in her career. After Napoleon Bonaparte became emperor in 1804, his wife Josephine invited her to create a wax likeness of her husband. As she was preparing to apply the wax to his face, Tussaud warned him not to be alarmed. Napoleon, cool and confident, reportedly replied: "I should not be alarmed if you were to surround my head with loaded pistols!"
Please make your way to 1001 F Street, NW in Washington, DC 20004.
Large bags or luggage are not permitted to be left at Madame Tussauds. The attraction is stroller accessible. Guide dogs for the visually-impaired and hearing dogs are permitted. No outside food or beverage is permitted in the attraction.
This tour is self-guided.
Venue is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Walking is at your personal discretion.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years and under participate free of charge
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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