Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC

1001 F Street, NWWashington, DC 20004
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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.


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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
"A lot of great photo ops and selfies at Madame Tussauds"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019 NEW
I have walked by Madame Tussauds’ museums in NYC, LA, Orlando and DC but never went in until last week. I really had no expectation but enjoyed the experience. Most of the figures were historical in nature, e.g. all the U.S. Presidents and other founding fathers - appropriate for the Washington, DC area! A small mix of actors, musicians, entertainers and sports figures follow the Presidents. The figures are set up in a way that offers many fun photo ops and selfies. A shout out to the management of Madame Tussauds for offering free admission to furloughed federal workers according to the Washington Post. Some recommendations: 1) The introduction movies are fun and interesting to watch but I would recommend adding closed caption (Philippe Curtius’ French accent was sometimes hard to understand). 2) It was only 30-Nov-2018 since President George H. W. Bush passed away, but his information plaque needs to be updated. 3) Finally, some of the info plaques are hard to read due to dim lighting.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2018 NEW
I went to the Wax museum, with my boyfriend. Everyone was very nice, Makayla made our wax hands and she was upbeat and refreshing to be around. Then, we took our Oval Office pictures with Tabatha and Natacha, and they were FANTASTIC, everyone’s energy was appealing, outstanding and all around convenient and understanding! We will definitely be back, thank you all for our wonderful experience!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Meeting all the presidents!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2018
Visited the Madame Tussauds as part of a package together with a hop on hop off bus. Visiting this MT is unique as it allows you to see wax statues of all the past presidents.
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Portland, Oregon
"Cool....yet weird"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2018
This was my first time visiting a wax museum. It was kind of creepy and I felt like someone was watching me at all times! Ha! I found the statues fascinating and wish that there was more information on how they are built but thats the nerd in me.
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
"Not worth the admission price!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018
$22.50 to get in and we were not impressed at all! It took us 20 min to go through the whole thing. compared to the other ones in other cities this one was a rip off.
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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.