International Spy Museum, Washington DC

3.7
Boasting a collection of spy memorabilia thought to be the most extensive in the world, International Spy Museum narrates the history of espionage and explains its role in contemporary world affairs. Begin your mission by adopting a cover identity in the introductory section of the museum, designed to familiarize visitors with the real world of espionage. Learn about the many skills essential for every successful spy mission and find out what leads people into the dangerous world of international espionage by visiting the museum's school for spies. Don't leave before exploring an interactive exhibit hosting a movie-style spy simulation, in which participants attempt to stop a secret arms deal involving a nuclear trigger. Arrange your visit to International Spy Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Washington DC using our Washington DC trip itinerary site .
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  • There's a ton to see here. They have a lot of cool and unique items, wish I had more time to walk around. It was very crowded though. Neat visit for sure.  more »
  • It's fascinating and full of fun, interactive opportunities. The arrangement of amazing exhibits is thought-provoking and attention-grabbing. The view from the roof is breathtaking. Can't figure out h...  more »
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  • Very fun place. Thoroughly enjoyed the simulation. Very informative and interesting. I feel like the simulation was a little less adventurous or thrilling than i hoped, but still fun for all ages. My beat friend and i are 28 and 30 yet we enjoyed it just as much as the kid in the group.
  • I was coming with the expectation of feeding my curiosity regarding how the "spy world " is. I was dissatisfied at the beginning because I noticed it worked more like a "Disney" spy world. But short after there was a section regarding real spy facts, more focused on the cold war strategies. That was quite interesting! I would expand this section more with strategies of other decades :)
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