Journey through American history in probably the most unique way possible at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC! Millions of people have wandered through the doors of Madame Tussauds exhibits since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.
Marie Tussaud was born in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. She created her first wax sculpture of Voltaire in 1777 when she was just 16 years old. Other famous people she modeled over the years include Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. During the French Revolution, she modeled many prominent victims. In 1835, Madame Tussaud had settled down in London with her husband and opened her first museum. Today Madame Tussauds museum in London remains one of the top tourist attractions, with satellite exhibits all over the world.
The Madame Tussauds in Washington is smaller than the one in London, but much more tailored to its American hosts. Probably the most popular attraction in the museum is the Presidents Gallery where guests can mingle with all 45 U.S. Presidents at once. Guests can also get up close and personal with A-list celebrities including Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and George Clooney.
Madame Tussauds is open most days from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm except Sundays. To get to the museum from the host hotel, simply take the Red line toward Glenmont three stops to Metro Center. For ticket information and to plan your trip, visit the Madame Tussauds website.