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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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Nicknamed "Old Hickory," Andrew Jackson was a Major General in the Federal Army and founder of the Democratic Party.

Presidential Facts

  • At the age of 13, Jackson joined the army to fight in the Revolutionary War. During his service, he and his brother were captured by the British.
  • Jackson believed in a strong central government, and as president, he greatly expanded the powers of the executive branch.
  • In 1835, Jackson survived an assassination attempt on his life. This was the first ever attempt to do bodily harm to a U.S. president. The assailant’s gun misfired and Jackson defended himself with his walking stick!

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

Andrew Jackson