Waxing Historical in Washington DC

Waxing Historical in Washington DC

The Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in Washington DC has been open since 2007. At the time, it was the third branch of the attraction in the United States, the other two being in New York and Las Vegas.

The DC Madame Tussaud’s has wax figures of all 45 US Presidents. The attention to detail and life-like appearance is nothing short of amazing:


tussauds truman

But there are also figures of celebrities on display. This was my favorite:

tussauds depp

And I thought they did a great job of capturing Will Smith’s facial expressions:

tussauds smith

There are first ladies, sports figures, and musicians, too. Families with scouts will appreciate that Lord Baden Powell and Juliette Gordon Low are also represented.

Now, the great thing about Madame Tussauds is that the figures are not cordoned off behind velvet ropes or hidden behind a glass display case. You can walk right up to them and even touch them. (My daughter, who was about 8 years old when we visited, walked straight up to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and poked her finger in his belly button. I’m not sure why, but it was quite amusing to watch!)

Madame Tussauds Washington DC is located at 1001 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Telephone 1-866-841-3505. The attraction is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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