Monday, November 08, 2010

Madame Tussauds D.C. Offering Free Admission To Veterans


Veterans Go Free, $5 Off for Family and Friends as well as Other Special Discounts and Giveaways

In celebration of the brave men and women in the U.S. armed forces, past and present, former U.S. Army Ordnance Captain, current Mrs. Maryland America and 1st Runner-Up in the 2010 Mrs. America pageant, Raquel Riley Thomas, will sign autographs, take pictures and greet visitors in celebration of Veterans Day at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., on Thursday, November 11, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 1001 F Street, NW (at F and 10th Streets).  For the entire day admission will be free for all veterans and members of the U.S. military (valid veteran/military ID required), and friends and family members will receive $5 off admission.


Saluting visitors and passersby from a new 10th Street window display will be a wax figure of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who issued the first Veterans Day proclamation in 1954.  Additionally, the very first veteran to arrive at the attraction on Veterans Day will receive a special Madame Tussauds D.C. photo album; the first ten veterans will receive a special Madame Tussauds book bag; and all guests will receive a yellow pin in honor of the nation’s veterans.  The attraction will also offer an exciting scavenger hunt, where winners will receive a 25 percent discount off items in the gift shop.  Festive Foods Catering will also provide refreshments for guests to enjoy throughout the day.

“Madame Tussauds is pleased to honor and provide the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces with a day of fun and enjoyment that they can share with their families,” said Madame Tussauds D.C. General Manager Dan Rogoski.  “With the help of Raquel Riley Thomas, the variety of special discounts and activities we are offering, as well as the interactive experiences our figures provide, veterans will have a lot to be happy about on this special day.”

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, Theodore 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, Rihanna 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, Rihanna, 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.

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