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Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Address: 1001 F St, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
Phone Number: 202-942-7300
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Ranked #110 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear historical icons and celebrities in a way unlike any other Washington D.C. attraction.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I think i was expecting a little more, seeing the wax figures going room to room taking pictures was ok but there should be something to do besides that a little interaction, Rhianna and Samuel Jackson looks the most like themselves that it was a little shocking. My sister and I did rub the Rock Johnson down ohhh he is... More 

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Interactivity within our attraction is incredibly important to us, so thank you for your feedback on the matter. Also, please note that our figure selection is constanty changing, so there's always something new to see. Thank you for visiting and providing us with valuable feedback. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was a cute branch of the Madame Tussauds chain, with an emphasis on U.S. history (for obvious reasons, given that the branch is in DC). It's smaller than the branch in NYC, and the quality of the statues varies much more than the ones in NYC - the statues in the NYC branch were uniformly better, but some of... More 

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Madame T, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the figures. Their quality is of the utmost importance to us, so we will definitelylook into the matter. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for visiting. More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

i enjoyed having photos near many celebrities. the most different thing from the ones in other states is having the white house. u can see Lincolin, Bush and have photos with obama. also many of the world war leaders were present. i was with my roommate and we enjoyed it.

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Madame T, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you and your roommate enjoyed themselves and had such a good time. Thank you for visiting! More 

Perth Scotland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While not as big as the London Tussauds, the one here in Washington DC concentrates on American History, with figures from the Revolution and the War between the States among others, and gave me a good insight into historical events . As in London you can interact with the exhibits.. with plenty of photo ops. Friendly staff, a nice venue... More 

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We're glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the interactive element of our attraction. Thank you again! More 

gateshead
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Its probably an unfair title as most the people in here were yanks,as its DC many from history,anyway we only went in as the gaffer wanted too, as it was free with our hop on/off bus tour. I've never fathomed out the reason people want to see wax figures of people, anyway some were good, some NOT so , there... More 

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. As you said, our Washington DC attraction does contain many important American historical figures, as well as all 44 of our US Presidents. This is purposefully done in effort to deliver the educational and entertaining experience that most visitors to our city expect. We do have many other locations throughout... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We started out watching an interesting video of Beyonce telling how her wax figure was made. The first part of the museum was all about the presidents. I thought the figures were eerily life-like. I kept expecting them to move at any moment. The next parts were of civil rights leaders, entertainers, sports figures and new persons. I was surprised... More 

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the great feedback on our wax figures. We are thrilled to hear that you felt that they were incredibly life-like. Additionally, your comments regarding the size of the attraction will be noted. Thank you again! Best, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

it's impressive to see the wax sculptures but the museum is very very small and the majority of the figures were American ex president. You can also see some celebrities but it's a very small amount of sculptures compared to the presidents.

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve guest experience. Additionally, we regularly expand our collection of figures and will keep your feedback on the current selection in mind. Thank you again for your feedback. Best, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very small museum and a majority of the figures were just not good, considering this place is affiliated with the renowned tussauds of London, staff also not up to par, I got in for free as part of a ticket purchase with big bus tours, if I had of paid I would have felt hard done by and asked... More 

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that our attraction did not meet your expectations. This particular location is very different from the one in London due to the vast size difference. We also try to keep true to the city's culture, which is why we have less celebrities and more political and historical figures. The fact that you felt our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I didn't happy when i came there,because the staff didn't let me use my camera to take a picture with president obama, they said that i have to stay outside the line to take a pic rure, if not they will take and i have to pay 30 $ , that's so funny because i paid nearly 60 $ for... More 

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am sorry that you were unsatisfied with our Oval Office photo opportunity. During the slower periods we allow guests into the area with their personal cameras, however when it gets busy or when a large group is waiting in line, we try to keep the process moving along in... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

After running for blocks due to a delayed metro ride, we arrived at 6:00 pm, when the last admittance was. Our group paid a combined $165 online and the employee refused to let us in, even though someone walked right in before us. That is a lot of money completely wasted and given to a corrupted company. I need a... More 

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

I am very sorry and concerned about your experience. Please contact me directly at Therese.alvich@merlinentertainments.biz so that I can get some further details and your contact information. Thank you. More 

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