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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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress once called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement".

Historical Facts

  • In 1955, Parks refused to obey bus driver’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
  • She was secretary to the President of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP for 14 years.
  • After her death in 2005, Parks was the first woman and the first non-government official to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

When that driver…ordered us up and out of our seats, I felt a determination cover my body like a quilt on a winter night.

Rosa Parks