Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MADAME TUSSAUDS IN WASHINGTON DC

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who left the sweetest comments on my previous post, and to everyone who comments on my blog, a big thank you.  


Last week when we had family in town we were in Washington DC on several occasions.  At the request of Gregg's cousin (she and her husband stayed with us during the week) we found ourselves at Madam Tussauds.  Gregg and I have never been there before and found it very interesting.  Thanks Cuz!  Our son and daughter-in-law have gone there a couple of times and I have been fascinated by their photos.  More posts to follow on Madame Tussauds.


Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and his nickname was "Old Hickory", given by his troops who said he was as tough as 'old hickory'.  At the age of 13 he joined the army to fight in the Revolutionary War.  During his service he and his brother were captured by the British.  As President, in 1836 he survived an assassination attempt. The assailant's gun misfired and Jackson defended himself with his walking stick.

If you would like to learn more of 'Old Hickory', you can find lots of information at Wikipedia at this link.


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  1. I should visit that museum myself.

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    1. It is well worth it Gigi. Smaller than most I believe but still very enjoyable.

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  2. Another fellow swept in on a populist wave to the dismay of many

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  3. these wax figures are so amazing and so realistic.

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    1. They were. I truly did expect a hand to reach out and grab me at times.

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  4. I am happy that your posts will be showing up regularly again in my blog reader. Good start to your wax museum posts.

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    1. Thank you Linda and it is really good to be visiting again.

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  5. This is a great post, Denise, thank you so much for sharing. I learned something today.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Linda, I learned a lot in this one visit.

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  6. A walking stick is mightier than a gun!

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    1. The pen is mightier than the sword or as in this case, a walking stick mightier than a pistol.

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  7. What an amazing display, this is. And they all, must be.

    Just imagine that, he joined the army at 13, to fight in the Revolutionary War.

    Isn't it so, we don't tend to go to the 'sights' which are right close to home? A good thing for visitors... They get us to 'show them' the area sights, which we have been missing. :-)

    Thank you for saying you are glad my blog is open again. I was not techy enough, to "do" the mostly-private-thing. ,-)

    Gentle hugs and blessings,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Back in those days I expect people had to grow up in a hurry. I am always grateful for visitors, not only because of their company but of the places we see with them. Thanks for visiting Luna Crone :)

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  8. That would have been an interesting place to visit

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    1. It truly was Margaret, I look forward to going again.

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  9. The museum is nice Bt I was in London... worth visiting

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    1. I also went into the one in London but many, many years ago. This one was a lot smaller but still very enjoyable.

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  10. Such an adventure! I do find wax museums a bit creepy, did you? I was born and raised in D.C., but never did go here! I would have liked to. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Yes, a bit creepy Ginny, especially in the darker corners. I was glad I was with company :)

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  11. Hi Denise, these people at Tussauds are so talented in the way they works and make these wonderful look a likes. Having read your link he most certainly was a character. All the best. Regards John

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    1. They certainly are very talented. Glad you enjoyed the link and all the best to you too.

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  12. I didn't realise that Madam Tussauds was an international phenomena. Such skilled work is involved. With constant updates for current celebrities.

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    1. I only found out about the one in DC a few years back. I read they have already put the new president in there but we went before the inauguration.

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  13. Old Hickory was quite a character.

    The only time I've been in a wax museum was in Niagara Falls.

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    1. He was indeed wasn't he? I didn't realize they had a wax museum in Niagara Falls. The only other one I have been to besides the one in London, was a Hollywood Wax Museum for all the stars in Los Angeles, again many years ago. That wasn't a Madame Tussades though.

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  14. The wax sculptures are incredibly realistic. throw in a little history and it's very interesting.

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  15. I wonder if How It's Made has ever did an episode on these wax figures...it sure would be interesting to see.

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    1. I hope they have Rose. I am going to do a search.

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  16. It would be nice to visit there.

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    1. I am looking forward to going back again.

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  17. I have never been to Tussaud's. I didn't even know there was one in DC!

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    1. I didn't know it was there either until we saw our son's photos after his first visit a few years ago. It opened in October 2007.

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  18. I have only been to the one in London, but I would think the one in D.C. would be fun!

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  19. It looks like a great museum. When I was a kid there was a wax museum in Scottsdale Arizona that featured a settler getting scalped by a Native American. I've not gone to wax museums because of that so maybe I need to rethink wax museums.

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    1. I seem to remember dungeons and horrible things going on in the London one when I was a kid. If we hadn't have had our visitors, who knows how long it would have taken to get me in this one. Glad I finally went. It was a lot of fun.

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  20. Please post more... looks very real...

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    1. Hopefully you have seen my other posts by now DA. Happy you liked this one.

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  21. Denise, welcome back. Great posting. Recall seeing James Whitmore’s rousing performance as Teddy Roosevelt at the National Theater years ago. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Doug and I appreciate the kind comments. I wish I had seen the play you mentioned. James Whitmore was a great actor and I remember him being at the National Theater, but may have been living elsewhere at the time. Not sure of the time frame. I did get to see an actor in Harper's Ferry whom I thought was excellent back in 2008. I made a post of him and you can see it here:

      http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/2008/10/abraham-lincoln-in-harpers-ferry-west.html

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  22. I had no idea there was a Madame Tussauds in the US. Excellent! I really nead to revisit the one in London sometime.

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    1. I learned there are others over here. I would also enjoy going back to the one in London.

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  23. I've been to Madame Tussauds in London a long, long time ago. I don't remember how many figures there were though. You sure saw a lot!

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    1. I went to the one in London also. It seemed to me that the one in DC was much smaller but they packed a lot in.

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  24. I would love to visit this place! Definitely worth the visit!

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  25. I am happy you found it so interesting.

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