1 Hour in the International Spy Museum in Penn Quarter

Uncover the shadowy world of espionage, admire unique spy gadgets and come face-to-face with James Bond’s arch enemies at one of the city’s most unique museums.

The International Spy Museum is located at 800 F Street NW.

Stop One

Enter into the shadowy world of espionage

Nothing Is What It Seems Adopt a cover identity, memorize specific details about it, and learn the importance of keeping your “cover.” Explore the largest collection of international spy artifacts ever placed on public display. Umbrellas are pistols, coat buttons are cameras, and shoe heels are transmitters.


Stop Two

Adventure through the gadgets and tradecraft of espionage

The Secret History of History Learn how intelligence and espionage have changed the course of history – and how the field continues to shape world events today. Adventure back to a time when pigeons took secret aerial photographs on the European war front during World War I and top-secret code-breakers succeeded in shortening World War II. How do your code-breaking skills match up?


Stop Three

Come face-to-face with some of James Bond’s greatest villains

Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains Discover their evil schemes, and see their exotic lairs and weapons in this special exhibit, Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. Through over 100 artifacts from the films, uncover how evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect the times and how James Bond has influenced the public’s perception of real espionage. Plus, before you leave, take a peek at some of the fun gadgets you can bring home with you from the SPY store and become your own 007.


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