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International Spy Museum

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Address: 800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
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+1 202-393-7798
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great place- could use some Adults Only opening hours

This was really fun, especially the sample case scenario that you have to solve. It was completely overrun with kids, though- I think we caught spring break.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 28, 2015
Rebecca B
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

This was really fun, especially the sample case scenario that you have to solve. It was completely overrun with kids, though- I think we caught spring break.

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1 Thank Rebecca B
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit! Spring break and weekends are a busy time at the museum. Once you purchase your tickets, they are good for the entire day until we close so you can come and go as you like. During this peak time of year at the museum, we recommend guests come... More 

Baltimore
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a requested birthday present, this place far out seeded my expectations, which were already pretty high, since I am a big James Bond fan. This place had so much to see and do above and beyond the Bond exhibit. Lots of interactive things and hands on stuff. The basic admission was enough to satisfy my wife, son and granddaughter.... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your recent visit! We strive to educate guests about espionage in a way that's unique and engaging. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was the highlight of our 3 days of touring Washington DC. This was the top pick for our 11 year old grandson and 9 year old granddaughter, but we saved it for our last day and glad we did! This museum has something for everyone - all ages will enjoy the interactive features and information to be learned about... More 

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2 Thank CinBol01867
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit! We make it our mission to educate the public about espionage in a way that's engaging and exciting. The 007 exhibit is a temporary special exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise. The exhibit talks about how the villains in Bond films reflect the current... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

I enjoyed this Museum, like many in DC it is very family friendly, and had a decent wait to get in. It is not free, but was worth the fee. I would love to go back for one of their special events.

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

Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit with us! We strive to educate guests about espionage in a way that's accessible and engaging for all ages. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, many of which feature former spies. A complete event schedule can be found on our website www.spymuseum.org. We hope... More 

Middlesex, New Jersey
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108 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015

I know there are a ton of free museums, so you ask why would you pay to go to one? This place was great. It starts with a walk past James Bond's car and movies. Then you get to assume and identify and memorize the facts about that person and you will be asked to recall your identity later on... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit. The museum provides a unique opportunity for guests of all ages to learn about 'the secret history of history' and also try their hand at spy tradecraft. We hope you'll join us for another mission again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have wanted to go for years and I was not disappointed. Very interactive, well laid out. We were probably there for 2.5 hours and could have stayed even longer. Your ticket allows you to come back if you missed something!

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2 Thank Michael T
SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We are so glad your recent mission with us was successful. We strive to educate the public about espionage in a way that's exciting and unconventional. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Mass
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78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

My 11 year old daughter really wanted to see this museum but I had my doubts. Arrived at 915 am with ticket in hand and did not have to wait. Engaging game of assuming a spy identity was a good start. There are lots of interactive exhibits. The historical info about spies and devices was really intriguing. The James Bond... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback agent! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We strive to educate the public about "the secret history of history" in a way that's engaging and unique. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Not much of a Spy fan but my friend loved it. I wasn't so sure about the price to begin with but as we began to look around I thought it was worth it. It felt really interactive to begin with and I totally forgot my mission! Should probably noted when we went it was very empty so we got... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad your recent mission with us was a success! We strive to offer the public a chance to learn about " the secret history of history" in an interactive and engaging way. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Phoenix, AZ
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

The history of the spy business was more than I ever thought. Going back to ancient times, right up through the American revolution and of course the 007 era. Cost wasn't horrible but wasn't free like most of the DC museums.

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

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit! Since we don't receive government funding, we have to charge admission in order to maintain the exhibits. We strive to educate guests about espionage in a way that's entertaining as well educational. We hope you'll spy with us again soon! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum was excellent. They had things for all ages (not just kids) and the way it was set out was great. I loved how everything was presented and how I could interact with different exhibits along the way. Well worth a visit if you are in DC

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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 museum visit! The museum strives to educate guests about espionage in a way that's immersive and engaging. We hope you'll join us for another successful mission soon! More 

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