Madame Tussauds - Washington D.C.

Behind the Scenes


Discover the artistry of wax sculpting

Prepare to be amazed in our exclusive exhibit where you’ll learn about Madame Tussauds 250 year-old trade secrets in wax sculpting techniques still used in the modern-day production of so many life-like wax creations.

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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