International Spy Museum

Museum, Science Museum
800 F St NW (9th St NW)
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-7798


  • Investigate over 200 spy gadgets: bugs, invisible-ink writing kits, camera-carrying pigeons, pistols disguised as lipstick holders, shoe phones and poison-tipped umbrellas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Washingtons 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
  • Visit this museum to pretend youre James Bond or to learn how the worlds best detectives handled their toughest jobs.
  • I've never been there. You can't prove anything. It must have been someone else.
  • Be sneaky ;-)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What could a black umbrella have to do with the 1978 death of a journalist? Discover the sinister reality at this museum in the nations capital. As seen on Travel Channels Mysteries at the Museum.
  • Checkout the Spy Store. Lots of cool stuff.
  • Cost of admission versus experience? Priceless. Really need two full days here!
  • My name is Gary Wozniak. I'm a Canadian teacher heading to Waipu, New Zealand on business for 90 days.
  • The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Check out this video for more info.
  • Features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display.
  • Kids 5 and under are free but note: No strollers, backpacks, or umbrellas are allowed. Powered by
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • You are being watched.

Nearby places

800 F St NW (at 8th St. NW)
800 F St NW (at 9th St NW)
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW)