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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on February 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Filed under: Attractions, exhibits, featuredarticle, museums, presidents

Nine Presidents Visit Madame Tussauds in DC

Today in Washington, DC, Madame Tussauds announced the opening of a new US Presidential wax figure gallery which will include all 44 US Presidents.  I will be the only exhibit of its kind in the world once completed in Fall of 2010.

The exhibit will regularly add to it’s current collect of presidential wax figures that usually includes around a dozen presidents ranging from the Founding Fathers (George Washington and Thomas Jefferson) to a collection of 20th century Presidents (Franklin Roosevelt, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, JFK with Jackie, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. and George H. W. Bush). 

One additional President, Abraham Lincoln is posed seated in a theater box on the night he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth similar to the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre. 

President George Washington   President Harry Truman

The first 9 additional wax figures of US Presidents added to the current collection at Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC will include:

  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • William Henry Harrison
  • James Buchanan
  • Andrew Johnson
  • James Garfield
  • Chester Alan Arthur
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Gerald Ford

Additional new presidential wax figures will be unveiled throughout the spring and summer until all 44 presidents are completed and installed in the new gallery opening in the Fall of this year.

JFK & Jackie Kennedy Besides the presidents, Madame’s has wax figures from important Americans including Dr. Martin Luther King,  FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, General Robert E. Lee as well as sports icons Muhammad Ali, baseball icon Babe Ruth and Tiger Woods…but Tiger may be in hiding like his real counterpart.

From the world of entertainment, a collection of world-recognized singers, musicians, and actors including a young Bob Dylan, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Madonna, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson and jazz bandleader and local Washingtonian Duke Ellington, to name just a few.

Once completed, this new display of all American presidents should quickly become be a must see stop in Washington, DC for families, school trips and history buffs who will be able to interact and have their photo taken standing next to their favorite American president.

Madame Tussauds
1025 F Street, NW at 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004  (map it)

Dates and Times –  Monday – Thursday – 10:00  a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday – Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Hours subject to change during peak periods.

Tickets – Adults – $20.00, Seniors – $18.00, children 3-12 – $15.00, under 2 – free. Available at the box office or with additional discounts by ordering your tickets online in advance.

Nearest Metro Subway Station – Metro Center – Blue, Orange and Red lines, then a 2-block walk, or use the DC Circulator bus.

Parking – Limited metered street and paid garage parking is available in the area.

Images – From personal collection – ©2009 & 2010, Jon Rochetti.


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