- Admission ticket to Washington DC's International Spy Museum
- See more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies used for espionage
- Adopt a cover identity and test your spy skills throughout the museum
- Travel back in time to learn about past spies and unlikely undercover agents such as Julia Child!
- Follow in the footsteps of mega-spy James Bond at the all-new 'Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains' interactive exhibit
- Suitable for all ages!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Take a break from all the monuments and memorials with a visit to this interactive museum where you can step into the shoes of a spy. See all kinds of sophisticated spy gadgets, listen to accounts from real spies, and learn how to break codes and keep a cover.
What You Can Expect
Browse themed rooms, enjoy interactive activities and hear real stories about past spy missions. In the School For Spies™ gallery, trace more than 50 years of spy technology developed by agencies from the OSS to the KGB, some of which is still in use today.
Travel back through the centuries and uncover tales of famous men and women who unexpectedly doubled as undercover agents, such as Josephine Baker and Julia Child!
Through 2014, you can immerse yourself in the museum’s latest addition, ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains,’ commemorating 50 years of James Bond films. On display, see exclusive vehicles, props and costumes on loan from the original production company, many of which are on public display for the first time!
School for Spies: This section provides an introduction to the world of espionage and describes many of the skills and tools essential to be a successful spy. It explores the different motivations that lead people into the clandestine world, and shows how they are recruited and trained.
The Secret History of Spying: This series of galleries chronicles the history of spying from ancient times to the early 20th century. It explores such phenomena as the institutionalization of spying in the early years of the Soviet Union and traces the rise of espionage technology, such as spy photography. It also examines the role that women have played in espionage and reveals well-known historical figures who were also spymasters, including George Washington and author Daniel Defoe.
Spies Among Us: These exhibits, films and videos examine espionage through World War II, showcasing real-life spy stories. They explore the role of code-making and code-breaking operations and teach various ways to create, break and hide coded messages through interactive exhibits. An exhibit on celebrities includes singer Josephine Baker, chef Julia Child, movie director John Ford and actress Marlene Dietrich.
This museum is super fun. My family loved picking their secret identities, the briefing room, crawling throught the secret duct, and just checking out all the cool gadgets that spies use. The James Bond exhibit was cool too. This is one museum you want to add to your list when visiting Washington DC!
FANTASTIC! highly professional, informative and very well presented. We did the "spy mission", which was more like a theme park attraction than a museum. A great morning for my 16 year old son and me!