Friday, May 28, 2010

Madame Tussauds D.C to Offer Free Admission to Veterans


Visitors Encouraged to Show their Patriotic Colors with 25 Percent Discount for Anyone Wearing Red, White & Blue

In celebration of the brave men and women in the U.S. armed forces, past and present, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is offering free admission to all veterans and members of the U.S. military (valid veteran/military ID required) over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31 at Madame Tussauds D.C., 1001 F Street, NW (at corner of F and 10th Streets).

Additionally, Madame Tussauds D.C. is encouraging visitors to let their patriotism shine through by offering a 25 percent admission discount to anyone wearing red, white and blue. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and interact with wax figures of some of the nation’s most well-known historical icons, many of whom served in the military, including: George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.

From presidents and first ladies to political icons and civil rights leaders to pop stars and sports heroes, Madame Tussauds D.C.—the premier wax attraction—offers guests the chance to get up close and personal, take their picture with, hug and even kiss wax likenesses of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, actress, singer and teen sensation Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers, Tyra Banks, Penelope Cruz and many more.

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive, full-sensory experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear major historical events and celebrities in a way unlike any other Washington D.C. attraction. Recent additions to the attraction include actress, singer and teen sensation Selena Gomez; nine U.S. presidents which will be included in the under-construction U.S. Presidents Gallery opening in February 2011; music megastars and teen sensation, the Jonas Brothers; superstars Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Penelope Cruz and Tyra Banks; as well as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The attraction is located within walking distance of the National Mall and the White House. The entrance is on the corner of F and 10th Streets, NW. The attraction is metro-accessible by the Red, Blue, and Orange lines at Metro Center or the Yellow, Green, and Red lines at Gallery Place/Chinatown. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday through Friday; and 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit or call 202-942-7300 or 888-WAX-IN-DC.

WHAT: Madame Tussauds’ Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Celebration

WHEN: Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31

WHERE: Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

1001 F Street, NW (corner of 10th Street)

Washington D.C.

PRICE: Free Admission for U.S. Veterans and Members of the Military (Valid ID Required)

25% Discount for Anyone Wearing Red, White & Blue


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