International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

Museum · Penn Quarter
800 F St NW (9th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The only public museum in the US dedicated to espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on display.


Based on 552 votes

People like this place


Planning a trip to Washington?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

  • What you need to know
    Steve V.
    "the smcdc mission is a lot of fun"(12 Tips)
    Francesca F.
    "An awesome museum with every 'James Bond' gadget you could imagine."(10 Tips)
    Agent Double G.
    "Great place for training new agents, try Operation Spy"(10 Tips)
    Marko N.
    "also save $2 on admission"(9 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Recent
  • Popular

182 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • museums
  • james bond
  • mission
  • operation spy
  • tours
  • hidden spots
  • discounts
  • books
  • exhibits
  • gift shop
  • artifacts
  • movies
  • staff
  • cameras
  • crowded
  • Turki Y.

    Nice, you will see real spy stories

    Turki Y · 1 week ago
  • cansu u.

    Mission was quite easy. They try to get you involved but.... Good for kids tho!

    cansu ugurlu · 2 weeks ago
  • Lauren B.

    A lot to see but the line is long and it's crowded

    Lauren Bacon · September 23
  • James C.

    Absolutely amazing museum. Worth every penny and the interactive parts make it so much more interesting.

    James C · August 29
  • Abdulaziz A.

    Ninja spy!!!@closes at 7 and you need about 2 hours to finish!

    Abdulaziz Al Tamimi · August 23
  • Sheila T.

    Excellent museum with many interactive exhibits.

    Sheila Thomson · August 18
  • Bader A.

    It's always crowded on the weekends. The thing that i liked the most is that there are a lot of interactive exhibits.

    Bader Aljarbou · July 26
  • Lydia S.

    So fun! Awesome stop on your trip!

  • Andrew M.

    The Bond exhibits were awesome, rest was ok

    Andrew Marshall · June 15
  • Eric L.

    Fun museum. Do the James bond stuff at the end.

    Eric Liu · June 2
  • Brad C.

    Excellent information on spy history both in reality and movies.

    Brad Carter · June 1
  • stepher

    Buy your tickets online to avoid standing online.

    stepher · April 21
  • Iris K.

    Expensive for what it is, but still fun.

    Iris Kwok · April 21
  • Rachel

    Very fun and interactive. Would be fun for kids!

    Rachel · April 14
  • Ian B.

    Way more expensive than any of the other museums in town, but definitely worth going to once.

    Ian Bryant-Smith · March 15
  • Norie W.

    Very very cool. Great for families or a date!

    Norie Wright · March 11
  • Alexandra S.

    I recommend doing one of the spy simulations instead of just general admission, it makes it more interesting and interactive but overall we had a blast with our group!

    Alexandra Schmidt · December 14, 2014
  • Gilles B.

    Too bad with it's high admission.

    Gilles Boeykens · December 13, 2014
  • Molly M.


    Molly M · October 24, 2014
  • Betsy B.

    This museum is AWESOME. It does cost money to get in but it is so beyond worth it. My family and I had a blast.

    Betsy Baxter · October 21, 2014
  • Josh E.

    Double check groupon the day before you plan to go. They have deals for groups of 1, 2, or 4.

    Josh E. · October 3, 2014
  • Aniruddha M.

    Fun place. Perfect for kids and nerds. Tad bit expensive. Look for discounts on tickets.

    Aniruddha Mandke · September 15, 2014
  • Cheryl

    I'm not much of a museum person but this was the most entertained I've EVER been. Wish I set aside more time to explore more in depth. Def interesting. Would return & recommend! The James Bond floor!

    Cheryl · September 7, 2014
  • Alaa S.

    The Bond Villains exhibit was pretty good. Check out the Spy vs Spy store too!

    Alaa Shaker · August 27, 2014
  • Tatyana F.

    Funny. Interesting.

    Tatyana Fridman · August 24, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Sister museum to the newer (and better) Mob Museum in Las Vegas, but showing its age.

    What's Good Here · August 12, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Fantastic museum that's worth the price

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Here, you can learn all about the gadgets and techniques real spies used, from cameras embedded in everyday objects, to my favorite, the lipstick pistol. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Lorraine-Lori J.

    Awesome display of 50 years of James Bond Villains! Kids loved Operation Spy. Was WAY too hot for Spy in the City.

    Lorraine-Lori Johns · July 3, 2014
  • Prithviraj S.

    Cost of admission versus experience ? PRICELESS ! Had an amazing time !

    Prithviraj Sharma · April 23, 2014
  • Carissa P.

    Go when school is in session. Too crowded otherwise.

    Carissa Peck · April 17, 2014
  • Lesley O.

    Beware of rude teenagers.

    Lesley OCG · April 15, 2014
  • Zawana

    Interesting museum indeed...

    Zawana · March 20, 2014
  • DailyCandy

    Learn the story behind Argo, separate James Bond fact from fiction, and practice your decoding skills. The gift shop is stocked with invisible ink, bionic ears, thrillers and peel-and-stick mustaches.

    DailyCandy · February 26, 2014
  • Isa G.

    Drink lots of coffee before coming here. Museum is very interesting but the amount of detail and information can be overwhelming/tiring.

    Isa G · February 15, 2014
  • Dizzie T.

    Informatice about history of spying. more appealing for school aged kids

    Dizzie Tot · January 6, 2014
  • Nela L.

    Very pricey, but definitely worth it! Take a couple of hours to get through it. There's a ton to see!

    Nela Lichtscheidl · November 18, 2013
  • Andrea P.

    More theme park, less museum. 20 bucks is a lot in a city where most museums are free. No mention of bay of pigs, Edward snowden, just boo Russians and nazis boo!

    Andrea P · November 16, 2013
  • Jenna Rose R.

    Operation Spy, an interactive role play that lets you pretend to be an undercover agent, is one of the best museum experiences I've ever had. Well worth the extra money. I'd definitely do it again.

    Jenna Rose Robbins · November 15, 2013
  • Mitchell R.

    The store is more fun

    Mitchell Rivera · October 18, 2013
  • Uber DC

    $3 off general admission with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX

    Uber DC · October 15, 2013
  • Sean F.

    If you want to get through the whole museum, allow yourself at least 4 hours. Everything is awesome in it.

    Sean Furtado · October 7, 2013
  • Rob L.

    Go anywhere else but this place. You can see more spy related memorabilia via Wikipedia

    Rob Lynes · August 31, 2013
  • Lillian L.

    Definitely do operation spy! It's not just some game for kids, but a well designed and thought out interactive game, even for adults. It puts you in a spy mindset. Requires actual thinking. Worth it.

    Lillian Lin · August 25, 2013
  • James M.

    I love this place.

    James Moore · August 13, 2013
  • Kirk

    Some good gadgets, but avoid this place on the weekends due to the crowds.

    Kirk · August 3, 2013
  • Jobu J.

    Unless you want to see a ton of microphones and transmitters save your money.

    Jobu Jemas · July 20, 2013
  • Phaedra L.

    By tix in advance. Gol star events discount

    Phaedra Leslie · July 5, 2013
  • Omar A.

    My name is Dimitri im 48, a fisherman. Visiting Boston for family and I dont know if I'm renting a car.

    Omar Alwahbi · June 29, 2013

    You can also go on live action adventures, or "missions," where you become the spy and can decode secret messages and interrogate suspects. This is one of the most interactive museums in town. Read more · June 27, 2013

Related Searches

  • international spy museum washington
  • international spy museum washington photos
  • international spy museum washington location
  • international spy museum washington address
  • international spy museum washington
  • international spy museum washington
  • international spy museum store washington
  • janice office washington
  • spy museum store washington
  • the international spy museum washington
  • international spy museum penn quarter washington

Foursquare © 2015  Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Appears on 463 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.