Madame Tussauds D.C. is Temporarily Closed

In an abundance of caution, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. will temporarily close effective Wednesday, March 18. We will remain in contact with the authorities on when we should re-open. If you have purchased tickets for the dates when we will be closed, you may use these tickets for any future date through December 31, 2020.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination.

Historical Facts

  • A 1934 visit to Germany inspired King's father to change his own name and that of his son to Martin Luther.
  • In 1955, King received his PhD from Boston University and led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • He became the first non-president to have a memorial erected in his honor on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2011.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.