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See one of the largest collections of international espionage artifacts on public display with your admission ticket to the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. Located a short walk from the National Mall, the International Spy Museum displays a large collection of spy gadgets, weapons, cameras, vehicles, and along with tales of famous spies and undercover agents who changed the course of history.
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International Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USAAddress: 700 L'Enfant Plaza
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    International Spy Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The newly built and re-opened International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the world to provide a global perspective on the vital role intelligence has played throughout world history and continues to play today. Included in the experience, visitors are invited to step into the shoes of a spy and receive an undercover mission while they test their skills through state-of-the-art interactives and immersive RFID technology. The Museum, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts, is two blocks in between the National Mall with Smithsonian Castle and The Wharf. It features completely-reimagined exhibits and never before seen artifacts.
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International Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USAAddress: 700 L'Enfant Plaza
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Highlights
  • Includes admission ticket to the International Spy Museum
  • Suitable for kids and adults
  • Adopt a spy mission and test your skills
  • Learn about real-life spies from the past and present
Important Information
Departure Point
International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Admission to the Spy Museum
  • Entry/Admission - International Spy Museum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Videography, food, drink, chewing gum, smoking,e-cigarettes, strollers are not permitted
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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FrJG wrote a review 13 Feb
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I only had an hour and a half and I felt rushed. Also, go after school. I was there with a bunch of school children who were really misbehaved and annoying. so I would like to return on another occasion when I had more time and less bratty kids. The exhibits are really great,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from SpyMuseumManager, Manager at International Spy Museum
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Agent FatherJohn G, Thank you for your review and your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the students' behavior during your visit, as we have a clear code of conduct for groups. Our staff and volunteers are also always available to provide guidance on how best to explore the museum, especially when guests have limited time. We hope you come back again soon to successfully complete your mission and enjoy our many interactives! Sincerely, Kia Hunter Operations International Spy Museum 202.393.7798 guestdebriefing@spymuseum.org
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Paradise03446786146 wrote a review 12 Feb
3 contributions
I have been to the Spy Museum on 4 different occasions over the last 8 years. Each time the upgrades were amazing and the visits were very interesting.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from SpyMuseumManager, Manager at International Spy Museum
Responded 5 days ago
Greetings Agent Paradise03446786146, It sounds like we have a super spy on our hands! Thanks for being so dedicated to the Spy Museum. We hope to see you again soon - especially as we continue to improve the exhibits at our new home at L'Enfant Plaza. Thanks again for spying on us! Kia Hunter Operations International Spy Museum 202.393.7798 guestdebriefing@spymuseum.org
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NicTab7 wrote a review 11 Feb
13 contributions2 helpful votes
The new Spy Museum is really well done, it is a huge improvement over the old one. There is a wide variety of exhibit formats (including lots of interactive ones) and interesting topics. I highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from SpyMuseumManager, Manager at International Spy Museum
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Agent NicTab7, We are so happy to hear that you love the new Spy Museum. We are also quite proud of our new exhibits which explore more diverse espionage stories from all over the world. We have also increased our collection and now have over 1,000 artifacts on display. Thanks for spying on us! Kia Hunter Operations International Spy Museum 202.393.7798 guestdebriefing@spymuseum.org
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edwardbreathitt wrote a review 11 Feb
30 contributions13 helpful votes
I took My Family to the International Spy Museum and was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity and historical accuracy of the museum. A modern twist that is fun for all is the Identity you assume as a covert agent when entering the exhibit. You get an ID badge an alias and
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from SpyMuseumManager, Manager at International Spy Museum
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Agent edwardbreathitt, It sounds like you and your family successfully completed Undercover Mission! We are happy to hear you were able to step into the shoes of a spy and learn about the rich and diverse history of espionage. Here at the Spy Museum we believe history can - and should - be fun, so we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you come back soon! Thank you for visiting and for your review. Kia Hunter Operations International Spy Museum 202.393.7798 guestdebriefing@spymuseum.org
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Chiquita15 wrote a review 7 Feb
273 contributions80 helpful votes
This is one of the best museum experiences I've had in a while. Granted, I went 2 hours before closing (and I *still* ran out of time, I should have gone earlier) on a Thursday in February in the rain, so there were hardly any people inside. It gave me the opportunity to
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from SpyMuseumManager, Manager at International Spy Museum
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Agent Chiquita15, Your visit sounds like a Mission Accomplished! We are happy to receive your intel and hope you come visit us again soon. We agree that it can take more than 3+ hours to view everything on display in the Museum - especially for those interested in participating in Undercover Mission. Thank you for spying on us! Kia Hunter Operations International Spy Museum 202.393.7798 guestdebriefing@spymuseum.org
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FrJG
Tulsa, Oklahoma
30
Give it the time it deserves
I only had an hour and a half and I felt rushed. Also, go after school. I was there with a bunch of school
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Paradise03446786146
Sterling, Virginia
30
Summer visit
I have been to the Spy Museum on 4 different occasions over the last 8 years. Each time the upgrades were amazing
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Guide18629
71
Amazing Gadgets
Great place to see all the spy stuff, need almost a full day to experience it all. Tip, don't go when kids are
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NicTab7
Washington DC, District of Columbia
132
Excellent Museum
The new Spy Museum is really well done, it is a huge improvement over the old one. There is a wide variety of
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edwardbreathitt
New Delhi, India
2213
Great Family Fun
I took My Family to the International Spy Museum and was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity and historical
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Chiquita15
Chicago, Illinois
15580
Fascinating museum with a massive collection
This is one of the best museum experiences I've had in a while. Granted, I went 2 hours before closing (and I
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Torbjørn S
Honefoss, Norway
6818
Impressive and interesting museum
This is mandatory for anyone interested in the facinating world of intelligence and espionage. Very well designed
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ElvisLoveChild
4947
Need a headache? Come here.
As local Washingtonians, we don't visit the local attractions often enough. With another adult couple, we decided
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Rachael
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
20
Great museum!
I would definitely go early and expect spending most of the day. It took me and my 12 yr old son almost 5 hours to
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KSchellie21
11
Save Your Money!!!!
If you value your time, don’t go! As I write this I am sitting on a bench counting the minutes until my children
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