Do you love U.S. presidential history? Do you wax nostalgic about past administrations? Then the newest exhibit at Madame Tussaud’s DC may be just the thing to round out your visit to the Nation’s Capital.
On February 17, the famous wax museum, which has had an outpost in DC since 2008, unveiled The Presidents Gallery, an installation that has been at least one year in the making. The gallery features statues of all 44 U.S. Presidents – from George Washington to Barack Obama – all made out of wax. You can even get a gander at presidents whose likeness is not immediately familiar, such as William Henry Harrison or Millard Fillmore. The exhibit is divided up into chronological rooms (e.g., Founding Fathers and Roaring 20s) for your viewing pleasure.
The Presidents Gallery is a permanent display of Madame Tussaud’s, which also features waxwork figures of famous Washingtonians Duke Ellington, Marion Barry, and Katie Couric. Tickets to the museum cost $20 for adults/$15 for children, but there is a 15% discount if you book online.