Tips for International Spy Museum

800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004
4.2 by 1030 members
International Spy Museum 4.186019417475729 out of 5 1030

235 International Spy Museum Tips

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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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definitely get your tickets on Goldstar before you go. It saved us $7 per ticket (with fees)
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Skip the assumed identity, and possibly the short film, go straight to the exhibitions
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The weather was sunny, windy, etc.. I wore don't shop before or you'll have to carry your bags.
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Shake Shack next door featured a great burger, Chicago hot dog and ice cream. Spy Museum allows re entry on the same day, so it's easy to catch lunch and go back.
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Take your own lunch, or buy from McD's and eat it at the Portrait Gallery atrium. Quite pleasant and nice scenery.
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definitely use Metro. It is practically down the street.
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6 year old and under are FREE! Good to know if you have small kids.
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Make sure to pick a cover! It helps enhance the experience.
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