The life-size wax figures of all 44 U.S Presidents made their debut at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. on Feb. 17, 2011, just a few days later on Presidents’ Day (February 21). Actually, there are only 43 figures because Grover Cleveland, who served two nonconsecutive terms, is counted twice as No. 22 and No. 24.

Each has a historical setting to represent his piece of history and look more authentic. For example, George Washington rows across the Delaware river, Franklin D. Roosevelt sits near a radio and fireplace, Ronald Reagan stands beside the Berlin Wall, George W. Bush is surrounded by 9/11 images and Barack Obama poses in front of the Oval Office.

The wax figures of all U.S. Presidents through the time

Wax figures of Presidents John Adams (left) and Thomas

A wax of President George Washington rows across the Delaware River


It took the Madame Tussauds wax museum much time to carefully research the eyes, hair, skin tone and other features of U.S. Presidents through hundreds of pictures and many videos. Then, they spent an average 3-4 months making one wax figure. Total cost of the project is estimated to be $ 2 million.


The presidential gallery now adds the important component of education and attracts more attention of people at all ages. Some teachers expect that their students can visit this exhibition and enlarge history knowledge.



Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses Grant during the Civil War


The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln


Franklin D. Roosevelt is seated with a radio and fireplace for a fireside chat


John Kennedy and his wife, Jackie Kennedy, stand near a plane


Ronald Reagan stands beside the Berlin Wall

Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, wave the crowd

A wax figure of President George W. Bush is surrounded by 9/11 images

President Obama and his wife are near a replica of the Oval Office



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Best U.S . Presidents Through Time

U.S. Presidents’ Favourite Movies

U.S . Presidents : Before and after leaving White House

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