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International Spy Museum

800 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

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  • International Spy Museum
    Charlotte P
    5 Mar 25, 2014

    "The International Spy Museum is a privately owned museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display"

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsStudents
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    If you're travelling with kids or spy fans (Or maybe you're bored of U.S. history?), this is the place to go! The only thing I'd say you may need to worry about would be the price of admission, as it can be a little bit on the pricier side.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Justin Mortensen
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    3 Jan 12, 2014

    The International Spy Museum is a fun and interactive museum to visit in Washington, D.C. The question you have to ask yourself is: is it worth the cost of admission when there are so many amazing movies in D.C.?

    About halfway through the museum I was exhausted by its serpentine layout and was ready to leave.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    3 Nov 12, 2013

    Not one of the free museums, but it is a pretty fun one nevertheless. If you are interested in espionage I would recommend taking some time and checking this museum out. It isn't overly serious, which maybe why I find it so enjoyable.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Rachel Greene
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    This has got to be one of the most awesome museums I have ever been to. Full of spy gadgets and devices from all eras and organizations, it is absolutely fascinating. Their interactive displays are fun and the exhibits are very entertaining. Great for kids and adults alike. Note: there is no photography allowed and the entry fee is rather steep at $21 but it is worth the visit.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Emma McTague
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    5 Sep 13, 2013

    This place is so cool! It does costmoney but is well worth it. Some exhibits are a little old and worn but I'm always entertained every time I go. great place to take kids!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Taylor Michie
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    3 Jun 24, 2013

    Nice museum with lots of cool stuff, but on the expensive side, ticket-wise. On some days, they pack the schools and tour groups in so densely that you can hardly move.

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    Stewart Wang
    4 Apr 23, 2013

    Pretty fun and very cool. Lots of great activities but still not enough. I wish there were more interactive games for the young kids to play with. None the less a great experience and a "must go" place to visit.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    3 Mar 30, 2013

    This is more my fiance's choice of spots. I had more fun in the gift shop! Save your money, check out the gift shop. Eat next door at Zola's! He enjoyed it a lot more than I did. He'd recommend it to other nerds out there!

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  • International Spy Museum
    David Garfinkel
    3 Mar 26, 2013

    Fun exhibit about the history and field of espionage. Has a number of interactive exhibits and such. Great for kids, though they may not appreciate it as fully. Can spend a good hour here, with a bit of a wait to get in during tourist season. Also does have admission fee.

    Recommended for:History BuffsFamily Travelers
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Description:

The International Spy Museum is a unique institution located in Washington, D.C. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting the history, technology and strategy of spies the world over. Its exhibits are presented in an interactive and fun fashion, and require a long visit to see adequately. Tickets are purchased for certain times, as the museum limits how many visitors it accepts at once. This museum is without question one of the top children’s activities in the American capital.
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