266 International Spy Museum Tips
- Casual 3
- Take public transit 5
- Parking is a breeze 1
- Arrive early 1
- Dine before you go 1
The weather was sunny. I wore slacks & sneakers.
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.
There's a parking garage just around the corner from the ISM, around 9th Street.
Old Ebbitt Grill was a 7-block walk away...great restaurant near the White House.
Easy walking distance from Gallery Place Metro station.
No food or drink are allowed to be consumed within the museum exhibit
Remember to pack light- some of the exhibit features (like sneaking through an "air vent") are hard to do with a backpack on!
Better to go on a weekday- less crowded!
Eat before or after at the Shake Shack located next door- lots of other eateries also close by.
Use the metro, much easier than any other transport
Plenty of restaurants in the area for before or after the museum
It isn't that far to walk from the nearest Metro stop
It is right next door to Shake Shack which has hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and frozen custard.
There are several public parking lots and garages within a couple of blocks from the museum.
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.
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 :(
I wore Sneakers.
International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
Plan on spending a few hours there, it is very interesting and interactive!!