Madame Tussauds - Washington D.C.

HOPE: Humanity and Heroism


LIMITED TIME ONLY! See before August 2013!

In commemoration of the tragic events of September 11th, Madame Tussauds Washington DC debuted a special exhibit entitled HOPE: Humanity and Heroism, a three-dimensional wax tribute based on the iconic photograph featuring three firefighters raising the American flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11th. The exhibit will be on display from May 10th, 2013 through August 2013. As a special thank you to all emergency service members, they and their guests will receive $5.00 off admission to Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.

In addition to the figures, the HOPE exhibit includes photography and music featuring additional images of uniformed servicemen and women, and victims' families from September 11th, as well as inspiring quotations throughout.

The lifelike wax exhibit of firefighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams, and Billy Eisengrein - based on the famous photograph by Thomas E. Franklin - was created with the support of the three, who have endorsed the project as a means to present the image of Hope to the public. It is important to each firefighter that they be recognized not as celebrities, but as individuals doing an important job, along with many others. All three men participated in the process through sittings with Madame Tussauds' artists which consisted of detailed measurements and photos, allowing for the creation of identical likenesses.


Buy tickets through our website and receive up to a 40% discount automatically on your ticket purchases. Click here to buy tickets. The admission includes the Hope Exhibit.