Tips for International Spy Museum

800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004
Goldstar

266 International Spy Museum Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Take public transit 5
  • Parking is a breeze 1
  • Arrive early 1
  • Dine before you go 1
Renee Stadd
4 events
2 reviews
10 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore slacks & sneakers.
David Titzer
2 events
1 review
0 stars
Parking on weekends is generally one-price for the day. Plan to see a couple of things, grab lunch, before moving your car if you drive.
Kat
Kat
1 events
1 review
3 stars
There's a parking garage just around the corner from the ISM, around 9th Street.
Kat
Kat
1 events
1 review
3 stars
Old Ebbitt Grill was a 7-block walk away...great restaurant near the White House.
Michele Marcotte
1 events
1 review
8 stars
Easy walking distance from Gallery Place Metro station.
Colleen O'Brien
10 events
5 reviews
13 stars
No food or drink are allowed to be consumed within the museum exhibit
Colleen O'Brien
10 events
5 reviews
13 stars
Remember to pack light- some of the exhibit features (like sneaking through an "air vent") are hard to do with a backpack on!
Colleen O'Brien
10 events
5 reviews
13 stars
Better to go on a weekday- less crowded!
Andrea Toze
1 events
1 review
3 stars
Eat before or after at the Shake Shack located next door- lots of other eateries also close by.
Andrea Toze
1 events
1 review
3 stars
Use the metro, much easier than any other transport
nickers82
3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
Plenty of restaurants in the area for before or after the museum
nickers82
3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
It isn't that far to walk from the nearest Metro stop
nickers82
3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
I wore sandals, shorts, casual top.
Mindy Smith Taylor
1 events
1 review
2 stars
It is right next door to Shake Shack which has hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and frozen custard.
Stacy Brocker
5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
There are several public parking lots and garages within a couple of blocks from the museum.
Stacy Brocker
5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
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.
Sarah Feeney
2 events
1 review
0 stars
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 :(
Goldstar Member
1 events
0 reviews
6 stars
I wore Sneakers.
International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
susan
2 events
0 reviews
1 stars
Plan on spending a few hours there, it is very interesting and interactive!!
Cynthia Stockwell
2 events
1 review
5 stars
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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