The only public museum in the US dedicated to espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on display.
The museum opened on July 19, 2002 and is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.
What could a black umbrella have to do with the 1978 death of a journalist? Discover the sinister reality at this museum in the nation’s capital. As seen on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.
Be sneaky ;-)
Every summer The Spy Museum hosts an Espionage Camp for kids ages 10-13. Kids get to build 'intelligence files', meet real spies and forensic scientists, head out on a surveillance missions & more.
Washington’s countless museums equals countless museum shops. The International Spy Museum boastes spy gadget, disguises and espionage-related reading for kids, young and old. -- Green Guide Editor
Kids 5 and under are free but note: No strollers, backpacks, or umbrellas are allowed. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
Visit the Spy Museum. Seeing some of the gadgets, tools, and electronics that spies have used was interesting. It was really fun for my kids to "discover" a rotary phone.
A must-see with tons to explore. Remember your cover when entering, and see the history of spies. What else can you do? Well, that's confidential. And an inside spy tip, mention AAA for a discount.
While the museum may be full of them, it's no secret that stocks spy gadgets and disguises make unique, original gifts. -- Green Guide Editor
This is home to one of the world's largest collection of spy artifacts. Highlights: Operation Spy exhibit and Spy in the City, an interactive mission. This is espionage education at its finest!
Try an Operation Spy which is an hour long interactive event where you get to be a spy with a group of people on a mission.
Visit this museum to pretend you’re James Bond or to learn how the world’s best detectives handled their toughest jobs.
Check out the cyber wars section! Updated info on cyberterror!
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.
I've never been there. You can't prove anything. It must have been someone else.
Checkout the Spy Store. Lots of cool stuff.
Cost of admission versus experience? Priceless. Really need two full days here!
Features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display.
the smcdc mission is a lot of fun
Wow! This was fun. i did the basic tour, but I can't wait to go back and do the GPS mission with the older kids!!
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.
You are being watched.
Try not to go on the weekend. Too crowded & you can't enjoy everything
This museum is awesome. Interactive games and videos. Really worth visiting. You can also save $2 on admission by going to their site and playing the spy game
I love this place.
Some good gadgets, but avoid this place on the weekends due to the crowds.
My name is Dimitri im 48, a fisherman. Visiting Boston for family and I dont know if I'm renting a car.
Check out the library on the third floor. If you're lucky you'll see the letter written by Washington that is only on display two months of the year.
An awesome museum with every 'James Bond' gadget you could imagine. I highly recommend doing the interactive tour in which you are the spies and have to use clues to complete your mission.
Seems overpriced for what you get, even with the new Bond exhibits. Should be called the spy history museum as all of the stuff is 50-100 years old.
Like them on FB and get 10% off at the gift shop
Take a 10 minute museum survey on the computer in the cafe for a free fountain drink. Pull up a chair and it's a nice rest with a free drink.
If I told you I'd have to kill you.
Gotta see some of the gear the real live spies used!
Spectacularly dumb ticket system in which you line up for tickets in one line and then line up all over again for entry. If you come with friends join both lines at once.
Dont bother, it's horrible and if for some reason you decide to waste 20$ here, don't bother memorizing ur "spy ID" there is no point
There's a game on the website that gives you a coupon!
I'm a sucker for gift shop swag.
Check out James Bond's Aston Martin from Goldfinger
I went in as Nate Long and came out as James Bond. If you ever wanted to be a spy, go here now! Set aside at least two hours, though. Then, go home and watch Burn Notice all day.
Spy shop is super fun and you don't have to pay admission to shop there. During holiday season they offer photos with Spy Santa.