From France to Britain to the USA the attraction's history is rich and fascinating one with roots dating back to the Paris of 1770. It was there that Madame Tussaud learned to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr. Philippe Curios. during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a traveling exhibition of revolutionary relics and images of public heroes and rogues, In 1835, Madame Tussaud’s exhibition established a permanent base in London as the Baker Street Bazaar- visitors paid ‘sixpence’ for the chance to meet the biggest names of the day. The attraction moved to its present site in Marylebone Road come 1884. In 2000, Madame Tussauds arrived to the United States with opening it’s first attraction in Las Vegas, Nevada. The attraction received such great response that in 2000, Madame Tussauds opened its door in New York City’s Times Square location. Madame Tussauds arrived at the nation’s capital in October of 2007 and has since expanded to 18 locations around the world.
TollFree: (866) 823-9565
mastercard, visa, paypal
METROBUS: 11th and F Streets NW, Rt. 54 to Takoma, Rts. 66, 68 to Georgia Ave-Petworth, Rt. P6 to Anacostia station, Rts. S2, S4 to Silver Spring, Rt. 42 to Mt. Pleasant, 12th and F Streets NW, Rt. 54 to L'Enfant Plaza, 9th and F Streets NW, Rt. 42 to Metro Center D.C., Circulator Southwest Waterfront Bus service also available on: E Street : D1, D3, D6, G Street : P6, Pennsylvania Avenue : 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 53, A11, N3, P2,H Street : 80, X2, G8,