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International Spy Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The new International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza is now open! With interactive exhibitions and installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts, the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-393-7798
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Reviewed today

We'd been to the original downtown location, crammed into an older building, two years ago - when the '007' exhibition was mounted.This new purpose-built space brings a lot of spy history from the 'old' and adds a lot of 'new' techno-gadgetry for a nice mix....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lsd f
Reviewed 2 days ago

All museums in DC are COLD. Understand they are protecting the displays. We were on sit down scooters in this museum and had no issues with navigation. Plenty of room. Though we opted not to do the activity that came along with admission. Happy to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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SpyMuseumManager, General Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Agent Casper684, Thank you for visiting the Spy Museum and providing intel on your experience. I am glad you pointed out that the Undercover Mission is optional and guests don't have to do it. Along with the mission, you have two floors or 25,000...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is state-of-the-art and high tech. It was very informative and has a lot of fascinating information. We didn’t have much time there but I’m sure we will return!

Thank atlastraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a cool place to kill time. I really enjoyed the artifacts and some of the stories from actual spies. They do have a lot of cheesy stuff (kids seem to like it). If your looking for somewhere to go on rainy day or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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SpyMuseumManager, General Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Agent Firemedic26, We are so happy you accepted a mission to visit the International Spy Museum. We also are glad to hear the mission was successful, you enjoyed the over 700 spy artifacts and many stories from spies (my favorite stories are from Dame...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was wondering if this was more targeted at kids than adults but definitely not! Lots of very cool info to see and read! Very much worth the time spent! Learned a ton of stuff!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very advanced museum that is still kid friendly, I feel it’s hard to do both. Self guided tour each room had more and more information activities and videos to watch and everything was super interesting.

Thank tonytI9373CZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

While this place is not huge (like so many other Washington DC Museums...), it's still packed with content. The only floors with exhibits are 4 & 5...but we ran out of time for those two in spite of our 3 hour visit. (The Lobby &...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised how much I learned here. Real life James Bond stuff, missions in Afghanistan, spies throughout history... you would expect that to be here, and it is. But there's also a lot about electronic snooping, double agents, traitors like Aldrich Ames, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VikingVikingViking
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here for a visit and really enjoyed it. It is incredibly informative and interesting. It was also a lot of fun. There are several activities you can participate in that link to your secret identity you are issued when you arrive. This makes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this fun museum. So much great information and so many fun activities. We spent about three hours exploring and solving mysteries. The museum was not crowded but we still had difficulty getting to try all the activities as many people just sat in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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September 22, 2019|
Response from firebirdjd68 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You can purchase tickets on line without printing them. Just go on the website and click on “buy tickets online”. There are discounts for military and law enforcement.
September 18, 2019|
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Response from chrismE1278SD | Reviewed this property |
We definitely used the stairs to exit. I imagine you can use them to go up as well?