Tips for International Spy Museum

800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004
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International Spy Museum 4.189017341040462 out of 5 1384

258 International Spy Museum Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Take public transit 3
  • Dine before you go 1
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1 review
8 stars
Easy walking distance from Gallery Place Metro station.
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3 reviews
4 stars
No food or drink are allowed to be consumed within the museum exhibit
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3 reviews
4 stars
Remember to pack light- some of the exhibit features (like sneaking through an "air vent") are hard to do with a backpack on!
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3 reviews
4 stars
Better to go on a weekday- less crowded!
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1 review
3 stars
Eat before or after at the Shake Shack located next door- lots of other eateries also close by.
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1 review
3 stars
Use the metro, much easier than any other transport
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2 reviews
2 stars
Plenty of restaurants in the area for before or after the museum
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2 reviews
2 stars
It isn't that far to walk from the nearest Metro stop
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2 reviews
2 stars
I wore sandals, shorts, casual top.
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1 review
2 stars
It is right next door to Shake Shack which has hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and frozen custard.
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2 reviews
1 stars
There are several public parking lots and garages within a couple of blocks from the museum.
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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.
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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 :(
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0 reviews
6 stars
I wore Sneakers.
International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
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0 reviews
1 stars
Plan on spending a few hours there, it is very interesting and interactive!!
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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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1 review
5 stars
We took the redline Metro to Gallery/Chinatown. The Spy Museum was about a block away.
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1 review
0 stars
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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1 review
4 stars
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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7 reviews
2 stars
I wore Wear lose, comfortable clothing and especially comfortable shoes. There are only a few places to rest during this 2 hour tour..