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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!


GEORGE WASHINGTON LETTER RETURNS TO INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

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.



‘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.







Spy Fright

October 22, 2012

Go deep undercover this Halloween at the Spy Museum where spooks of every kind will be on the prowl. Spend the scariest night of the year at the place where disguises aren't just for Halloween! Everyone is invited to arrive in disguise on October 27th between 12:00PM and 7:00PM in the Spy Museum Store… Read More