first_img TripAdvisor/management The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. originally opened its doors in 2002. At the time of its creation, the museum sat in the city’s Penn Quarter neighborhood and contained approximately 19,000 square feet of floor space. In 2015, plans were announced to break ground on a new and improved museum on L’Enfant Plaza that would increase its size to 150,000 square feet and expand its already-impressive array of exhibits, artifacts, and events. Facebook/International Spy Museum Following two years of construction, the new International Spy Museum opened its doors to the public on May 12th, 2019, bringing the delights and adventures of this fun-filled institution to visitors of varying ages. Museum-goers can now peruse an incredible selection of items and activities, including upwards of 7,000 spy and security-related artifacts, all sorts of amazing gadgets, plenty of historical information about war-time spying and smuggling, and so much more. You might just wonder if you’ve entered a James Bond film. Speaking of James Bond, you’ll even find a car from “Goldfinger” on display here. Facebook/International Spy Museum The International Spy Museum is one of the few museums in Washington, D.C. that charges admission, but the experience you’ll have here is sure to be priceless. Whether you’re a lifelong history buff seeking a new view of the international security realm, a pop culture fan who absolutely adores spy movies, or simply a curious tourist seeking a new adventure, you’ll undoubtedly be thrilled by this spot.center_img May 30, 2019 by Sophie Boudreau Washington D.C.’s Fascinating Spy Museum Just Reopened And It’s Better Than Ever Are you fascinated by the world of international spies? No matter what your age, there’s something undeniably fascinating about delving into the secrets, intrigue, and espionage that accompany spy culture. There’s one unforgettable museum in our nation’s capital that recently reopened its doors after an extended period of renovation, and you’ll undoubtedly want to visit for yourself. Posted in Travel News Address: 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024To learn more about the updated International Spy Museum and its many unique offerings, click here. Did you visit this spot prior to its move and expansion? Share your experiences with us in the comments!last_img