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International Spy Museum

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Address: 800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
Phone Number: +1 202-393-7798
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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International Spy Museum

A good place to visit except the price is over $20. Make sure you get the coupon from a hotel or visitor center to save $3.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good place to visit except the price is over $20. Make sure you get the coupon from a hotel or visitor center to save $3.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is the only one I paid for in my first DC trip and it was SO worth it! There are so many neat features here it's hard to describe... from secret spy missions to the history of bugs and featurettes on the Cold War, to Enigma machines and interviews with real spies, this place is so much fun.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we were out of luck trying to get tickets on the day here but at least we got to visit the shop which was great.

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Moody, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our second visit to this museum. My oldest had not been before. This is such a great museum for all ages. Takes you through the different ages of espionage. Very informative! Also has an exhibit to all the Bond movie villains. Would highly recommend if you like this kinda stuff!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Purchase your tickets online and make plans to go as early as possible. We went for the 10 AM and it was almost perfect. By the time we left, there was a long line inside and out on the street. Unfortunately, a member of our party was in a wheelchair due to a broken foot. The staff members really went... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Smithsonian's are amazing museums (and free), if you had a little extra time and money while in D.C. I highly recommend visiting the International Spy Museum. Not only is it enthralling with its interactive qualities but it is one of the most informative and interesting museums I have ever been to. It makes you wish you were a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what to expect but it turned out to be an excellent 3 hours. They have some activities aimed at (I'm guessing) 8-14 years olds. I'm thanks fully past that stage so was able to look at this from an adults perspective. The museum covers from ancient espionage through to the Berlin wall and post cold war.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well written history and great selection of artifacts for adults. Our fifth grader's favorite part was the section on codes and code breakers. Our second grader liked climbing through the vent but overall found the first sections quite scary. TIP: after you come up the elevator, skip the introductory movie if you have young children. They will see very strong... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum. A little pricey considering all of the free competition, though. Advance reservations are a must (the wait was three hours without reservations)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 11 year old son here for the day. Probably his favorite activity over a 3-day weekend in DC. Lots of interactive exhibits. From memorizing the details of your cover, to detonating a bomb, to solving puzzles - it was never boring. We got through in about an hour and a half (not including gift shop time). Well... More 

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