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International Spy Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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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 - 18:00
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 via mobile

We found the museum to be good. I wanted to see more, but it was so busy it was hard to see some of the exhibits. You get a tag at the beginning and become an agent. There are multiple kiosks through that you have...More

Thank Russell3939
Reviewed today via mobile

The museum was very interesting. Lots of information and cool displays. I liked the interactive features the most

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GoPlaces59948294573
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went first thing in the morning on a week day in the summer and it was already so busy that we couldn't do many of the interactive displays. What I did see was great. The stories behind all of the spies were really interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AllisonW495
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this 100% to make the kids happy in the midst of a lot of sightseeing. It worked! Cool place, you can participate in a secret identity type mission, or just enjoy the displays, many of which are interactive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank spiffybiscuits
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoyed the old spy museum location, you'll love this stunning new building. Many of the exhibits are the same, but there's new stuff too. We came for a book talk and were delighted with the state of the art auditorium/theater. I was suprised...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice, and there's an interactive mission if you're into it and have the time. Worth the money, although there's a lot to read, and in my opinion not enough "wow" moments. Maybe that's how the espionage world works...

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ekasspi
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
1  Thank lsd f
Reviewed 6 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
Thank casper684
SpyMuseumManager, General Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 6 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 1 week 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
Thank Firemedic26
SpyMuseumManager, General Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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22 September 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.
19 September 2019|
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Response from משה מ | Reviewed this property |
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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?