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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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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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We spent several hours nosing around this museum and had lots of fun looking at all the gadgets and reading about real-life spies. In a city where most of the museums are free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours nosing around this museum and had lots of fun looking at all the gadgets and reading about real-life spies. In a city where most of the museums are free, this has a lot of competition but even with the admission fee, we felt it was worth it

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our kids loved the Spy Museum - a highlight of their time in Washington. Loads of hands-on activities kept the kids engaged and learning new and interesting facts. Make time for this museum when in Washington.

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Donna, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

good place to visit. they have bonie and clydes vehicle there. that was interesting. so much information. very interesting information. staff was very friendly and helpful. gift shop was nice and not expensive at all.

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West Bloomfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really got a kick out of the Spy Museum. Loved pretending to be a spy and seeing all of the items in the museum. Especially liked taking home magnet with the Moscow Rules. Always live by the first two rules - Assume Nothing and Never Go Against Your Gut.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was great until a group of kids started running and screaming all over the place. I know kids get excited but when a group of 10 start acting up and prevent you from enjoying certain parts, it can be quite annoying.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The visit at the museum took longer than expected. Everything was interesting, especially because many of the attractions were based on real facts happened in the past. Very funny the undercover game (I'm officially a spy now) and the section dedicated to James Bond takes you right into one of his movie

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

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed spying with us. We indeed strive to educate guests about espionage in a unique way. We hope you enjoyed visiting DC and we hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is privately owned so you pay about $22 per Adult to get in (my 15 year old was an Adult ticket). Some interesting stuff but for the $22, not that interesting. A lot of the lower floor is a James Bond exhibit but doesn't have a lot of memorabilia, tells more of the evil characters. Some interactive stuff... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your overall museum visit. Since we don't receive government funding, we have to charge admission in order to maintain our exhibits. Our 007 exhibit is a temporary exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. It discusses how the villains in each film reflect the political fears at... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Was originally skeptical that it would keep the kids entertained (4 and 12) for several hours but was proven wrong. There is a mixture of hands on activites and static displays. Highlight for the 12yoa and parent was the 1 hour spy experience (add on cost) that has a team work together to solve the spy who done it mystery.

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

Congratulations, Agent. We are so glad your recent mission and museum visit with us was a success! We strive to bring the often-mysterious topic of espionage to life for guests of all ages. We hope you enjoyed visiting DC and we look forwarded to seeing you back at the museum in the future. Deny everything! More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting, a lot of gadgets and stories on spying. They have a nice section with items and cars from the Bond movies. Took us a good 3 hours going and around looking at the exhibit.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit! We make it our mission to educate guests about espionage in a unique and hands-on way. Since we don't receive government funding, we have to charge admission in order to maintain our exhibits. We hope you enjoyed your time in DC. We'll spy you later! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Such a fun day here with the children, so interesting and fascinating. Would go again for sure. A little crowded but it didn't hamper our fun.

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

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent museum visit. There truly is a little spy in all of us. We look forward welcoming you back for another mission soon! More 

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