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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Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

We Want You...to celebrate the 4th of July every day! Get swept away by the red, white, and blue of our fireworks illuminating the DC skyline!

Historical Facts

  • Uncle Sam is a common national personification of the American government and the United States. Uncle Sam's name and face have evoked American identity, loyalty, and patriotism.
  • The most known image of Uncle Sam is James Montgomery Flagg’s 1916 recruitment poster. This iconic image was used to recruit soldiers for WWI and WWII.
  • Uncle Sam was mentioned as early as 1775 in the original Yankee Doodle lyrics sung during the Revolutionary War.

Uncle Sam Gallery

"I Want You"