Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC

1001 F Street, NWWashington, DC 20004
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Overview

Get an inside look at American history and pop culture by touring Madame Tussauds in Washington DC. With wax figures that will make you do a double take, Madame Tussauds provides an interactive and educational journey for guests. Come face-to-face with replicas of current and past presidents, legendary revolutionaries, celebrities, artists, and more notable icons.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Open daily at 10:00 am.
  • The attraction is 100% wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs are also welcome.
  • Food and beverages are strictly prohibited from entering the attraction.
  • Budget approximately 60 to 90 minutes for your experience.

Description

from Madame Tussauds Washington DC
Madame Tussauds Washington, DC is a uniquely interactive and immersive experience that allows visitors to take a journey through American history. Guests will find themselves transported back in time as they sail across the Delaware River with George Washington and visit Frederick Douglass in his library. They’ll rub shoulders with the political elite as they meet all 45 US Presidents, including the newest, in the Presidents Gallery!

Plus, Madame Tussauds puts guests up close and personal with their favorite celebrities. They’ll get to step inside the glamorous world of the Hollywood A-list and hang with the stars. Visitors can indulge in famously fantastical fun by hopping on stage with some of their favorite celebrities, like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, or by getting cozy with George Clooney! Stardom awaits at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC

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BagmanNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
"Average"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2019 NEW
We love to go to Madame Tussauds in any city we visit so Washington was a go to for us. Of all the ones we've been to this probably was the biggest let down. It had some political figures but not some we expected. It also had some historical figures but again, not some we expected. It had all the standard figures that other MT's have but considering it was DC we expected more of other figures. And it was a smallish museum.
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Lizabr123
"Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019 NEW
Must see. We saw many celebrities and took pics with them😀 The best is Abraham Lincoln,Larry King which was very original and the photographer who takes pics once we done with the visit:)
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Kitty S
"Wax on Wax off"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
We went with no expectations. It was a fun and informative tour. We liked the way you could interact and take pictures with fun props.
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casper684
Camas, Washington
"Very lifelike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
We were on sit down scooters and had not trouble navigating here. Great displays you could walk right up to and take a photo of you wanted to. Tanya was very helpful assisting us with a new device they were trying out on visitors but we just couldn't manage it. Near Ford Theater. Both places great to visit.
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Spankyff
Virginia
"No line, walked right in"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2019
Very nice selection of personalities and celebrities. Some were eerily lifelike and some were... not real looking. Overall, we were pleased with the trip. Friendly employees.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madame Tussauds Washington DC

Can I eat or drink at Madame Tussauds?
No, eating and drinking are not permitted at Madame Tussauds. All guests will be asked to finish any food or beverages before entering the attraction. Concessions (i.e. soda pop, candy, water, juice, etc.) are sold in the attraction.

Where are the nearest Metro stations?
The nearest Metro stations are:

  • Metro Center: Orange, Silver, Blue, and Red Lines (Exit 11th Street) 
  • Gallery Place/Chinatown: Green, Yellow, and Red Lines 

Does the attraction offer parking?
No, however, guests may park at one of the two nearby garages on 10th Street, NW for a fee. Parking is not validated.

Can I take a camera to Madame Tussauds?
Absolutely. Guests are encouraged to take pictures throughout their experience.

Can I take large bags or luggage to Madame Tussauds?
For security reasons, large bags or luggage are not permitted to be left with Madame Tussauds staff.

Are weapons permitted in Madame Tussauds?
No, no weapons of any kind are permitted in the attraction.

How long does a visit to Madame Tussauds last?
The tour through the attraction is self-guided. It should take you approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete your tour.

How long can I expect to wait in line to get into Madame Tussauds?
The line for Madame Tussauds during off peak season should take approximately 5 minutes. However, please note that lines can take up to 15 minutes during peak season.

Can I take a baby stroller to Madame Tussauds?
Yes, the attraction is stroller accessible. If you prefer not to bring the stroller through the exhibit, please speak with a Madame Tussauds hospitality host. Please note that Madame Tussauds is not responsible for any lost, unclaimed, or damaged property.

Are there wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available on request but the number available is limited - there is no charge or deposit required. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.

Is Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. accessible to guests with disabilities?
Yes, Madame Tussauds is accessible to guests with disabilities. Our trained staff ensure that guests who require assistance are transported safely from floor to floor within our building by means of an elevator designated for this purpose.

Does Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. have lockers?
Yes, lockers are available for visitor rental at a small fee.