Tips for International Spy Museum

800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004
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International Spy Museum 4.185677749360614 out of 5 1173

252 International Spy Museum Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Take public transit 3
  • Dine before you go 1
Plenty of restaurants in the area for before or after the museum
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It isn't that far to walk from the nearest Metro stop
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It is right next door to Shake Shack which has hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and frozen custard.
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There are several public parking lots and garages within a couple of blocks from the museum.
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There is no food for purchase there but directly next door is the Shake Shack with amazing food and, of course, real milk shakes. On the pricier side but worth the money.
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Although as the tickets say you can go at anytime between 3-7, you really need to enter upon the half hour when each group begins. Expect to wait in a line though :(
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Elizabeth Caldeone -Simmons
I wore Sneakers.
International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
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Plan on spending a few hours there, it is very interesting and interactive!!
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We ate at the Shake Shack right next door. It was crowed at lunch and had to wait for a table. We were able to grab one right as our food was called, but it seemed like a long wait.
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We took the redline Metro to Gallery/Chinatown. The Spy Museum was about a block away.
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The museum had a cafe where the food looked alright but overpriced. Instead we went a block away to where there is a delicious brewery called Gordon Beirsch and is worth every penny!
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If you bring a lunch, go across the street to the Smithsonian Art Museum which has a spacious atrium with many tables and chairs available. Food also may be purchased. Keep your Spy Museum tickets handy for reentering after your lunch.
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I wore Wear lose, comfortable clothing and especially comfortable shoes. There are only a few places to rest during this 2 hour tour..
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use the Parking Panda app to find the best deal on the nearest parking garage --- we found one right around the corner that was $10 cheaper than every other garage in the area).
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The weather was Hot. I wore Capris and T-Shirt - would not wear anything difficult to move around in if you plan on getting involved in activities..
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Ramen at nearby Daikaya was a hit post-visit. Matchbox Pizza is another good, family-friendly spot not far from the museum.
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The weather was Sunny with occasional showers, cool at night. I wore Shorts, tank top, and comfortable shoes.
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There is a great burger restaurant right next door. Definitely check it out!
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