Advance ticket purchase is now required for all guests, including members, with no additional fees. 

Bring out your cameras and strike a pose – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Jimmy Carter, and the whole gang are ready to meet you! Even honest Abraham Lincoln can’t lie, there is no better place that brings U.S. history to life for all ages. Rub elbows with historical leaders including Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Michelle Obama. Those are just a few! The details in all 56 life-size wax figures will blow you away – from their perfectly still positions of course.

Now is your chance! Travel through a real-life time capsule of U.S. history. Blink (unlike our wax guests), and you may miss this new exhibit only at The Franklin Institute! Open now through January 3, 2021.

Selfies taken in "The Presidents by Madame Tussauds" exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Exhibit Highlights:

  • See incredibly lifelike, finely-detailed wax figures of every American president, the only grouping in the world, in iconic settings with detailed graphics and select props that bring photos to life. 
  • Pose with influential leaders including Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass. 
  • Take a journey through American history and learn the highs and lows that define each president and explore the broad trends in technology and society that impacted each era.
  • See the wax figure of Madame Tussaud, and learn the art of sculpting these famous figures.

Tickets + Information

Wed-Fri 10AM-5PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-6PM
Advance ticket purchase is now required for all guests, including members. Last entry Wed-Fri at 3PM; last entry Sat-Sun at 4PM.
General Museum Admission is included.
Child (3-11)
Member Tickets
General Museum Admission is included.
Child (3-18)

Group Reservations

Groups pricing rates are valid for groups of 15+
At this time, Group Visits and Field Trips are limited. Please contact us at 215-448-1200 for further information.