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International Spy Museum

800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
+1 202-393-7798
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Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits and contains the most extensive collection of spy artifacts ever displayed.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Do not be fooled into thinking this is a mom and pop operation because it is a privately run museum. It looks small from the outside but once you get inside you realize this place is enormous and packed with well thought out and informative...More

Thank David N
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Congratulations on cracking the infamous Enigma code! I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed exploring the world of espionage with us. Our goal is to being the world of spying to life for our guests through our unique exhibits and interactives. We hope you'll...More

Reviewed March 20, 2016

What a fascinating museum!! The Spy Museum is VERY interesting allowing us to learn much about the history of espionage, that we were clueless about (& I bet most other Americans are as well). The self guided tour ends with the current spying into international...More

Thank Ajudes
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

"The secret history of history" is indeed a fascinating journey! So many eye-opening intelligence milestones have helped shaped the world we live in today. We strive to bring this history to life for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for another mission...More

Reviewed March 20, 2016

There's a lot of interesting facts on display, especially the videos on Aldrich Ames. It takes a couple of hours and isn't cheap, but an online coupon for $5 off helped. Even though we didn't all have the coupon on our phones, they took $5...More

Thank Denise M
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Thanks for sharing your intel! As you pointed out, we have one of the world's most extensive collections of spy artifacts on display to the public, so there's lots of history to explore. Since we don't receive government funding, we have to charge admission in...More

Reviewed March 20, 2016

I live in the area and visited this museum some time ago. I admit that I just don't get this one -- there are so many museums in town, some are really top-notch in the nation if not the world, and most are free. This...More

1  Thank howiewu
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Hello Agent, In the International Spy Museum there is state-of-the-art exhibit design, audio-visual programs, computer interactives, and other hands-on components. Together, these elements bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secret espionage missions in world...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My family went to this museum on a whim - not researching it at all before we went. We were very pleasantly surprised - I definitely did not plan enough time for our visit. Definitely need at least 2 hrs or more to go through...More

Thank Babysitter28
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

I'm so glad you found spying on us to be one of your favorite DC experiences! We strive to bring the world of espionage to life for our guests. We feel that in order to understand the world of spying, one must try spy tradecraft...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Spy Museum. It is very nicely curated and interactive. You could spend several hours here and still not read everything. Loved the Bond Villain exhibit! Kids of all ages and adults will have fun. This is very close...More

Thank wellsdp
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Thanks for sharing your intel! As you mentioned, we have one of the world's largest collections of spy artifacts on display to the public. Our 007 offers guests a unique opportunity to see how the Bond villains reflect the political fears at the time each...More

Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was fun to see. Fun place for everybody. We learned a lot. We could touch things and be like a spy :)

Thank Barbara L
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed being a spy for the day! We strive to bring the world of espionage to life for our guests. We hope you'll join us for another mission next time you're in DC!

Reviewed March 16, 2016

This museum will make me go home and watch all of the James Bond movies again on Netflix. There is a wonderful trove of real life espionage stuff on display, and i found that fascinating. I remember the cold war, and remember hearing about a...More

Thank Neil M
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Congratulations on a successful mission! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Our goal is to bring the world of espionage to life for our guests. As you pointed out, we have an extensive collection of spy artifacts (one of the largest in the world on...More

Reviewed March 16, 2016

Very interesting, whether you are a big fan of spies/James Bond, etc. it is very interesting and well worth the trip. Easy to get to from the metro.More

Thank Katie1127
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

I'm pleased to hear you found our museum a must see! "The secret history of history" is filled with very intriguing and exciting stories, to be sure. As you also pointed out, we are across the street from Gallery Place metro station and a short...More

Reviewed March 16, 2016

Check out the basement of the International Spy Museum..all on James Bond Villians. I could of stayed down there all day...so many to choose from...great memorabilia, movie clips and moreMore

Thank Maria L
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thanks for spying with us, Maria L! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed having your "Bond Moment". As you pointed out, our 007 exhibition offers a fascinating look at how the popular villains reflect political fears at the time each film was made. As Toby...More

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jslaikjer
July 6, 2017|
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Response from SpyMuseumManager | Property representative |
Hi JS, For General Admission, the tickets are good for the rest of the day, so it's not a problem if you arrive after the time stamp. For Operation Spy, however, those tickets are time-sensitive, and we ask all guests to be... More
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dolphinchicks
June 13, 2017|
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Response from SpyMuseumManager | Property representative |
Hi Agent Dolphin Chicks, As others have mentioned here, we recommend arriving early in order to beat the crowds. I would also recommend buying your tickets online in advance, especially if you want to participate in... More
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Carole517
May 6, 2017|
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Response from SpyMuseumManager | Property representative |
Thanks to all agents who responded. We generally recommend allowing 2 hours to visit the museum. Spy in the City is a separate mission from the museum and takes about 1 hour to complete. It is a GPS guided outdoor scavenger... More
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