Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Behind the Scenes


Meet Madame Marie Tussaud

Millions have visited the attractions that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud herself. Celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Madame Tussaud in this exciting interactive exhibit that uncovers the secrets of her incredibly realistic artistry and history.

Go behind the scenes to learn about the fascinating and complex creation of our lifelike wax figures using techniques that hardly differ from those used by Madame Tussaud herself!

See Madame Tussaud herself (in wax, of course) in action as she sculpts the head of Benjamin Franklin. Take the first step in becoming immortalized by dipping your hands in wax. Compare your hands, feet, and eye color with your favorite historic notables and celebrities to see how well you match up to these larger-than-life icons.

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