United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C. By Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/26/19 Share Pin Email Courtesy of Madame Tussauds View Map Madame Tussauds Washington DC Address 1001 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-942-7300 Web Visit website Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., is an interactive attraction that brings historical figures and events to life through wax figures that visitors can touch, see, and hear. Madame Tussauds is a “must-see” attraction for families with a great location in the historic Woodies Building in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The world-renowned wax museum features an array of exhibits, interactive experiences, and wax figures. Madame Tussauds is part of Merlin Entertainment, an international company that owns and operates 57 attractions, including LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, British Airways London Eye, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Dungeons, Gardaland, and Alton Towers. Madame Tussauds Wax Museums are located in London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin, and Washington, D.C. Each location of Madame Tussauds offers unique figures that focus on the culture and history of the destination. Washington, D.C. Exhibit Highlights Presidential Gallery: The U.S. Presidential Gallery houses wax figures of 44 U.S. presidents. The Washington, D.C. attraction is the only place in the world where people can see and interact with all 44 U.S. presidents. Visitors experience Washington, D.C.’s history from the Founding Fathers to modern-day politics. The gallery includes additional historical figures that were previously on display featuring them in chronological order along with the 44 Presidents. Such figures include Benjamin Franklin, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, J. Edgar Hoover, and Martin Luther King Jr., among others. Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds: Learn the trade secrets used in creating the wax figures through experiences like testing your hand-eye coordination in the “Feel Like a Sculptor” interactive test. Kids and adults will be fascinated when they compare their hands, feet, and eyes to those of lifelike wax figures of celebrities and world leaders. Glamour, Sports, and Media: Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. is not just about politics and history. In the Glamour section, you can mingle with celebrities such as Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Carrie Underwood. In the Sports section, you can interact with lifelike sports idols such as Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, and Tiger Woods. In the Media section, check out Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Tyra Banks, and Larry King. Getting to the Museum Madame Tussauds is located at 1001 F Street, NW in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, just steps away from the Verizon Center and Chinatown. It is within a short walk from the National Mall and other popular D.C. attractions. The closest Metro stations are Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown. Tickets can be purchased in advance at a discount. Visit the website for hours, but call to confirm due to the museum periodically closing early for special events. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. A Look at Washington D.C.'s Best Art Museums in Penn Quarter The 7 Best Washington, D.C., Hotels of 2021 Explore Penn Quarter in Washington, DC Get a Wild Look at the Parks Aboard Orlando’s Icon Observation Wheel Verizon Center: Travel Guide for a Wizards Game in Washington Celebrities Get Waxed at Madame Tussauds Explore Washington, D.C. On the Cheap 15 Best Museums in San Francisco What to See at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC What is the Washington, DC's Newseum? How to Explore Washington DC in 48 Hours The Essential Guide to the Iconic Hollywood Boulevard What to See and Do on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Los Angeles Museums for Movie, Television, and Music Fans A Guide to Transportation in Washington, D.C.