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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-393-7798
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So the museum mixes some spy history with Hollywood spy stuff. It is fun and sometimes cheesy. Our children enjoyed the spy game more then the museum. We enjoyed what spy history there was. It does get crowded. The suggestion to go early is a...More

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be prepared to read, watch short videos and interact to get the most out of the experience. Can be done in a few hours so you have time for other museums too.

Thank vjs7267
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for couples. Very kid-centric. After waiting in line and herded like cattle into the building, the elevator takes you down where you're supposed to take an alias name, but there are so many people packed into the space like tuna in a can you...More

1  Thank Jon G
Reviewed yesterday

very educational museum, the history of Spying from the 9th century thru the Cold war, plus plenty of James Bond mementos. Allow three hours.

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were the first ones in the museum that Sunday morning (we'd paid attention to other reviewers) and had a great time. I wanted to do everything and watch all the little films, so it did take a lot of concentration to focus on exhibits...More

Thank marshmomma
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty extensive museum on the subject of spies. And it is fun. The exhibits are coupled with some interactive activities and some cool, insightful videos. The cost is $21.95, which may seem a little high, but they are pretty organized and get...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Disappointed and embarrassed that I dragged my wife to this place. Full of kids and focuses lots on movie spies. Nothing but interactive exhibits. Waste of time and money. Glad I found the $5 coupon from Destination Coupons... at least the beer I had afterward...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a busy place. And at $21 a head for anyone old enough to know what they're looking at, not cheap, either. Pros: It's sort of interactive in a way. You choose an identity on your way in and get questioned by a computer...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool place but it was PACKED when we went. Lots of neat spy gadgets, some Bond movie props, a lot of information about skills and characteristics required to be a spy, etc. Although I made the best of my visit it definitely could have been...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I checked this museum out on a recent visit. Tons of cool things to see, like spy equipment from civil war-era to modern cyberattacks. Lots of interactive exhibits, and a great feature on all the James Bond villains. They even have Bond's...More

Thank Scott P
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6 July 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
14 June 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
7 May 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