Madame Tussauds Washington DC, Washington DC
(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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  • We had free entry with our Big Bus tour ticket. Got a potted history of past precedence, some war years, then the current music film stars. Had fun having photos done with the Obama's then sending to ...  more »
  • We only went here as it was part of our tour we were doing. It was cool seeing all the different presidents and then moving onto the movie/tv stars. It was fun though. Nice way to kill an hour or so. 
  • I loved this museum! I loved how it was sectioned off by categories, such as historical figures, sports figures, entertainment figures, etc. I loved the short film at the beginning of the museum which...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Cool exhibit, not very long and a bit pricy but if you can get a discount it's worth a look.
  • We had a great time. Not sure if I would want to pay the full admission but we got it free with one of the bus tours. We were able to touch and pose with all the wax figures. A lot more fun than we thought it would be.
  • the only reason why I went was because of the Obama Exhibit. Paid full price at the entry just to realize we needed to pay Extra if we wanted to take pictures with Obama. Left the exhibit disappointed.
  • 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..