Press Releases


April 02, 2014

Today, the International Spy Museum unveiled its newest temporary display highlighting the intelligence services of the USSR during the Cold War, in partnership with FX and its hit period drama The Americans. “The Americans: Fact and Fantasy,” on view for the in the Museum's lobby for a limited two-month engagement, provides a paralleled perspective from a tenuous time in the history of intelligence. 

SPY to join Northern Virginia’s inaugural 'Mini Maker Faire'

March 05, 2014

On Sunday, March 16, the International Spy Museum will join the dozens of creative minds at Nova Labs' inaugural NoVa Mini Maker Faire, at the campuses of South Lakes High School and Hughes Middle School. Inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and DIY’ers from across the region will collaborate with Faire-goers to make new inventions, tools, and gadgets. Join Museum staff as they demonstrate a series of DIY spy gadgets they have created and provide top secret instructions on how to make them at home. Follow this page for more on the NoVa Mini Maker Faire!


February 13, 2014

WASHINGTON—In annual recognition of America’s first Spymaster, the International Spy Museum has re-installed one of the institution’s most revered and guarded artifacts: an original letter written by George Washington initiating a fledgling nation’s first spy network. The letter, which is privately stored offsite ten months out of the year to preserve its fragile state, is now once again on public display just in time for President’s Day Weekend.

Events DC and International Spy Museum Announce Plans to Redevelop the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square

September 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, and The Malrite Company, the Cleveland-based owner of the International Spy Museum (SPY), announced today the proposed redevelopment of Mt. Vernon Square, including the relocation of SPY from its current location at 800 F Street, NW, to the historic Carnegie Library.  The project, with Events DC and Malrite as co-developers, would add 58,000 square feet of new space to the Library, create a state-of-the-art Visitors Center, and consolidate and renovate the Historical Society of Washington’s galleries and offices, while bringing a variety of community amenities to one of the capital city’s original green spaces.

‘Operation: George Washington’ Returns to Uncover Founding Father of Espionage

August 01, 2013

This August, two of the region’s most popular attractions have teamed up once again to offer visitors and residents a way to save while saluting America’s first president and founding father of espionage: George Washington. Guests who visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the International Spy Museum will be able to take advantage of Operation: George Washington and save 50 percent off the ticket purchase at their second destination.