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  • Address: 1001 F St NW, Washington DC 20004, USA
  • Admission: Adult: $22.79, Child $18.02

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Madame Tussauds Washington DC

Unlike her lifelike figures, Madame Tussaud was a real human being, a wax sculptor in 1770s Paris who became an art tutor at the Palace Of Versailles. During the French Revolution, she was forced to prove her allegiance to King Louis IVX by making death masks of executed aristocrats; lauded for her work, she eventually left for Britain with many of her works in tow. In the early 19th century, a showcase for her wax likenesses of famous -- and infamous -- contemporary figures was built in London; the Madame Tussauds brand has since become a popular global franchise, spreading across Europe to Asia, Australia and several American cities.

The Madame Tussauds in D.C. focuses largely on famous political figures; one of the most photographed wax figures here depicts Marion Barry, the city’s controversial (and now deceased) former mayor. All 44 past presidents are represented, as well as President Barack Obama. And in addition to famous Hollywood and sports stars, you’ll find a figure of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Each hyper-detailed wax likeness at the museum is assembled by a team of sculptors and requires approximately 100 hours to create; for instance, each strand of a figure's hair must be individually set by hand.

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Madame Tussauds Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Madame Tussauds gives you an interactive, full-sensory experience where you can touch, see and hear historical events and celebrities in a way unlike ever ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $18.99
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Washington DC Day Trip from New York, New York City, Attraction Tickets
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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, Day ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours from time of redemption

From USD $48.00
New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Rail, New York City, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Rail

Take a relaxing day trip by rail from New York to Washington DC and enjoy a double-decker tour, which will take you past DC's top monuments and museums. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $329.00
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass, Washington DC, Day Trips
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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Explore the best of Washington DC at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and admission to up to five city attractions. Admire famous ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange

From USD $89.99
Washington DC Explorer Pass, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Washington DC Explorer Pass

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Enjoy savings and flexibility with the Washington DC Explorer Pass. This multi-attraction pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Valid for 30 days

From USD $54.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour, Washington DC, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour

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A hop-on hop-off bus tour is an ideal way to see Washington DC’s landmarks, memorials and monuments. View the most famous monuments and landmarks, rich with ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Valid for one day

From USD $35.00
New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Air, New York City, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Air

If Washington DC is on your 'must do' list, then this easy day trip from New York City is for you. A short flight, some sightseeing and dining will round out a ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $629.00
History of Lincoln Rickshaw Tour, Washington DC, Day Trips
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History of Lincoln Rickshaw Tour

Enjoy a 40 minute historic tour on a rickshaw, following the steps of John Wilkes Booth and avenge the death of our beloved Abraham Lincoln.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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From the comfort of climate-controlled tour buses, explore the sights of Washington DC with a hop-on hop-off pass that provides easy transportation to the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $38.00

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