International Spy Museum Washington DC. Anyone been?

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    Somehow the term “spy museum” seems just wrong... sort of like having a map of undisclosed locations. The best spies, of course, aren’t in the museum...
     
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    It’s not too bad at all... lots of really interesting Cold War history stuff and gadgets.

    My kids liked the crawl space exhibit when we were last there but that I think was in a previous location near the art gallery.

    This looks like a new building and it seems to have more political focus. Maybe on my next trip over to DC I’ll check it out.

    There is a news museum which is also very good. The Newseum.
     
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    Yes,
    Took my dad who worked....well for a Government agency based at Fort Meade for 53 years. I enjoyed watching his reactions to many of the Cold War exhibits, he never elaborated but was moved by the portion of Berlin Wall they have displayed .
    Well worth it and they go some great tee shirts
     
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    My nephew went to D.C. for the first time a couple of years ago, and the Spy Museum and the News Museum were his favorite. There are just so many great museums in D.C. It's kind of ridiculous.
     
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    I was also thinking that the first rule about Spy Club is that you DO NOT talk about Spy Club
     
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    I haven't been since they opened the new building, but it's worth the trip if you're interested in that sort of thing. The museum isn't part of the Smithsonian Institution, so there is an admission fee.

    Also worth a visit is the National Cryptologic Museum just off the grounds of the National Security Agency in Annapolis Junction, MD.
     
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    Yes. Go there. Worth every penny.

    By far, one of the best non-smithsonian museums there. The other is the Newseum.
     
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    It’s cool. The Cryptology Museum is overlooked and is very cool.
     
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    Go. My daughter loved it. It's great for kids and adults.
     
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    Save your money and walk across the street to the Gallery Place Museums. Spend about two or three hours exploring all three floors . . . the architecture on the third floor is stunning . . . National Portrait Gallery, Museum of American Art (crazy people folk art) . . . You'll thank me later.
     
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    Line gets really long. Go to the gift shop to see all the toys instead.

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    yeah...a spy museum should have an unknown address!
     
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    Just a note, the newseum is closing its current Pennsylvania Ave location at the end of 2019. The operators say they will try to reopen in a smaller building.
     
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    Interesting, I don't see much from the past 10 years. I guess they will update it at some point and include Facebook, Google, smart phones/TV's etc.
     
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