Tips for International Spy Museum

800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004
4.2 by 1069 members
International Spy Museum 4.1855940130963525 out of 5 1069

243 International Spy Museum Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Take public transit 2
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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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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