Madame Tussauds Washington DC, Washington DC

Categories: Art Galleries, Shopping, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Madame Tussauds Washington DC offers a large collection of wax figures beyond just celebrities. While the brand has locations around the world, this one features the Presidents Gallery, showcasing all 44 presidents of the United States in wax form. You'll see them as you tour the 14 themed rooms for an educational look at the history of the country. In the Civil Rights Room, meet the important figures in the fight for racial equality. A wax model of Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, and Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks his influential words, "I have a dream," right in front of you. The wax museum also contains models of star athletes and famous actors. Use our Washington DC trip generator to add Madame Tussauds Washington DC and other attractions to your Washington DC vacation plans.
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  • My husband and I had a great time. This exhibit is much smaller than NY. Very life like presidents exhibit! 
  • Loved the museum. The Obama section was fantastic!!! I would recommend this as a place to visit while in Washington. 
  • A great example of 'does what it says on the tin.': a simple exhibition of figures delivered reasonably well. The 'sets' felt somewhat dated but gathering and presenting all the Presidents in order wa...  read more »
  • Being an American History nut, I was highly anticipating the Presidential Hall with all 44 of them. The attention to detail to all of the presidents, especially those from the beginning of our history are truly astounding. I truly appreciated some of the wax figures that portrayed important moments in our history (Robert Lee's surrender to General Grant, Moon Landing). There is no other place where you can walk through 240 years of presidential history in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Being the American patriot that I am, I was a bit discouraged to see Cuban Communist Dictator Fidel Castro in an American Presidential Hall. I would seek a response from an employee next time I visit. My humble opinion would have him at least moved to another location not in our nation's capital. Overall it was an excellent experience for history enthusiasts!
  • The staff was rude, unorganized and not helpful . What really killed it for this establishment is the laziness of the employees especially during the wax your own hand at the end of the wax museum and for only 10$ you can get it done and chose your colors red white or blue or all 3. That's if you can figure out where the line begins . once you do after asking 2-3 diff employees who look at you with a blank stare and if your lucky you might get a response out of one of the several employees working in that area..Not to mention this establishment was not crowded whatsoever ..After a good 10 min figuring out where the 3 person line starts you get a little aggravated to then be asked if I had signed the waver slip?? ? Ok so can you please just tell me where this unorganized 3 person line begins? The employees were all to busy daydreaming with cold blank stares felt like I was watching the horror film ' Children of the corn'. So my son was invited back into the 3 person line to have his hand done..process to wax ones hand took about 2-3 min time from start to finish that was after standing around 30 waiting for someone to help us out. never did find out where the line ended or started .Nobody seemed to remember me standing there for 25 min as I took my rings bracelets off ( standard procedure) trying to stay patient and calm because good things happen to those who wait Right?? WRONG!!!!( They forgot about me (mom) until it was time to pay one gentleman said 2 right? I said nope that would only be 1..He repeats himself again, this time I responded back with it was suppose to be 2 however somehow I was forgot about .i paid the 10 $and some change tax charge and got out of that lazy establishment..My sons hand however came out pretty good and it will make a great souvenor he can show off to his friends .The Carmel popcorn was amazing I purchased in the gift shop and was under 7$ for a big bag..
  • Absolutely terrible experience. First off we paid $20 a person just to get in. We instantly noticed how disorganized th entire museum was. It was literally a mad dash to each figurine to be able to actually look at them. If you didn't use your elbows then someone would jump in front off you. I actually had an elderly gentleman push me to get out of the way so he could take a picture of Fidel Castro... Don't waste your money here. Rude people, smelt like B.O and not enough figurines for the entry price.
  • Amazing! Worth seeing! We got free tickets because we were on the Big Bus Tours. Other than that, it can be a bit pricy. The detail in the Presidents and Celebrities was incredible. All the wax figures are life sized and it tells you a bit about each one. It took us about 1 1/2 - 2 hours looking at all the figures. Very nice overall. A must see if you are into the presidents.
  • I thought it was okay. It was cool to see past presidents and other influential historical people. I felt like that was the only different thing compared to the madame tussauds in nyc. This one also felt very short and finished it in about an hour
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