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International Spy Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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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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Spy Museum

Great see in Washington DC. When we went they were running a special and if you said "we support the youth" you got in for $18 normally $21 I think. The museum has some hands on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Willoughby Hills, Ohio

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum has something for everyone. It has just the right amount of interactive opportunities, immerse experiences, and detailed displays. It was well balanced between the fantastical and the factual. It could benefit from some addition computer screens for agents wishing to complete sections of their missions but otherwise the main museum was spot on. The featured exhibit on James... More 

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great see in Washington DC. When we went they were running a special and if you said "we support the youth" you got in for $18 normally $21 I think. The museum has some hands on activities and when you enter you get tot pick your secret identity. The James Bond exhibit was awesome.

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Sarasota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Go early before it gets crowded and you will enjoy the experience much better. Yes its not free but if you go to there website they sometimes give you passwords to say when you buy your tickets at the attraction that are much much cheaper than advertised.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This has something for everyone. It tells a lot about famous spies and how they work. And for the 12 and over set there is Operation Spy, "Think of it as live action spy adventure. Only you're the spy. This one-hour, adrenaline-fueled mission is no exhibit. " Our 12-y.o. really liked that. If you like this place you also should... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've been meaning to go for years. The always-popular ISM is a slick, accessible attraction. Not for younger kids - probably need to be a teen to enjoy it. Lots of great exhibits. Give it at least an hour though.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As with most places in DC the museum is crowded but it also has a lot of very interesting exhibits for all ages. Most are gadgets on display but they have plenty of interactive items too. A 5 star event if you are a fan of Bond films.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was fun for me and my boys- 11 and 14. You assume an identity and use it throughout the self tour. Learn spycraft and about real spies. See how the James Bond series fits into the real story.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Spy museum was an amazing experience. They had so many great artifacts and old spy equipment. I especially loved the exhibits on the Cold War espionage and the codebreaking during World War II. They were truly fascinating.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had high expectations with the museum. After spending over $80 for my family to enter, I thought this will be a good museum as it is expensive to enter. It started off good with you having to choose your spy identity. After spending 10 minutes in memorising you identity, you will find out it was a waste of time,... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There are lots of cool gadgets, interactive exhibits, historical profiles of famous spies, interesting set pieces. I could go on and on. Visitors of all ages can have a fun and interesting experience in the museum. Worth the price of admission.

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Additional Information about International Spy Museum

Address: Address: 800 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-393-7798
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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