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International Spy Museum

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Address: 800 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-393-7798
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Description: Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits...
Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits and contains the most extensive collection of spy artifacts ever displayed.
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Very good displays, surprised us!

We were really surprised by this! Thought we would be in and out in an hour but actually spent half the day here. Very interesting displays and loved the James Bond theme... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were really surprised by this! Thought we would be in and out in an hour but actually spent half the day here. Very interesting displays and loved the James Bond theme running through the displays. A real eye opener.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

At the start you must pick a cover name and then are asked to reveal who you "are" and then you are given some mission information. Best part was climbing through an air duct with my grandson and solving coded messages. Lots and lots of reading and information and if you like James Bond it is a plus. Nice exhibits... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your grandson enjoyed spying with us! We make it our goal to bring the world of espionage to life for our guests. We hope you enjoyed your time in DC and we look forward to welcoming you back for another mission soon! More 

Crawley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum opened at 9am, so we arrived for it opening. We were glad we did, as it filled up quickly. We were directed to the elevator, chose an identity, then followed the trail. You naturally follow the flow of the museum, with lots of information to read, and interactive exhibits. Leading down to a James Bond floor, which my... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your tips with future guests . We are glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit! We have one of the world's largest collections of spy artifacts on display to the public, so there's certainly a lot of history to uncover. We hope you enjoyed your time in DC. We hope you'll spy with... More 

Annapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An enjoyable experience and full of information, action games, a few fun test and a chance to be a 'spy' in the city. A nice experience for families, couples and just friends.

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed spying with us! We look forward to welcoming you back for another mission soon. Deny everything! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our group greatly enjoyed this museum. Make sure to mention "Where" to get $3.00 of your admission - or ask for a military discount. This was an interactive and fun museum. Something for everyone young or old. There are optional exhibits you can partake in if you have more time to add to your adventure..such as a one hour spy... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for spying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit. Our goal is indeed to bring the world of espionage to life for our guests through interactive activities and unique exhibits. We hope you enjoyed your time in DC. We look forward to welcoming you back for another mission in the future! More 

Merrick, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had never visited the Spy Museum before, so I ordered tickets ahead of our visit to DC. The museum was well worth the cost. It was one attraction which will interest adults and kids alike. There are many interactive exhibits which the kids enjoy and there are many presented little known spy facts that will peak... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed spying with us! We make it our mission to educate guests about espionage in a way that's engaging for all ages. We hope you'll join us for another mission next time you're in DC! More 

Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Must visit place in DC. I personally learnt a lot and enjoyed doing "Spy work" . Buy tickets online as they are cheap. Try to go early to beat the crowd. We went there around 9 in the morning and almost the whole museum was to ourselves but it gets crowded later on. Plan to spend atleast 2-3 hours to... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your intel! We're glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit. We do indeed have one the largest collections of spy artifacts in the world on display to the general public. There's definitely a lot of exciting "secret history" to uncover. We hope you enjoyed your visit to DC. We'll spy you later! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was an amazing experience. The way in which the museum presents the information and how they make it interactive is outstanding. I feel that it was a great experience and should be done by all young and old. The attachment to the pop culture also gives it a relatable subject.

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, James C! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit. As you pointed out, we believe the best way to educate guests about spy tradecraft and history is to have guests try to be spies themselves with interactive activities . It brings the hidden world of espionage to life. We hope you enjoyed your... More 

Gastonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Took some friends from out of town there. We all enjoyed it. It's interesting to see what they could do decades ago with the technology they had compared to what we have now. A camera the size of a cigarette pack was pretty hot stuff back then

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit. We indeed strive to educate guests about espionage in a way that's engaging for all ages. "The secret history of history" is truly unique. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Aylett
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Took 10, 11 and 12 year old girls to the spy museum , they were only mildly entertained. The 10 year old was cut by a " can safe " in the store. They provided a bandaid after some prodding and promised to email the accident report , but never did. I thought that much of their exhibit was dated,... More 

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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Hello Agent Thank you for visiting the International Spy Museum. We regret that your museum experience was not as enjoyable as you would have liked it to have been. It is not our practice to issue guests an incident report unless they make a formal request. We then give that request to our HR department. We will use your feedback... More 

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