Hello educational travelers!
Enjoy today’s educational blog from guest writer Jeff!
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. often visit Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday in 1865. Right across the street from Ford’s Theatre is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the twelfth Madame Tussaud’s venue worldwide. It opened in October of 2007 and features wax sculptures of famous figures from politics, culture, sports, music and television. All forty-five American presidents are displayed. The current inhabitant of the White House appears as himself. The museum contains several themed rooms where visitors are allowed and encouraged to look at, touch and take photographs next to popular public figures on their next educational tour to Washington, D.C.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. which visit Madame Tussaud’s will see, besides the Presidents’ Gallery, a Civil Rights Room dedicated to those who fought for African-American freedom, like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. A Glamour Room set in a nightclub scene features A-list celebrities like Michael Jackson, Goorge Clooney and Beyoncé. The Media Room is set in a television studio and features personalities like Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Stephen Colbert. A Sports Gallery features stars from several sports like Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth and Mohammed Ali. An interactive gallery shows visitors how wax figures are made and is a highlight of every educational tour to Washington, D.C.
See you on Friday,