Press Releases


Operation George Washington

July 30, 2012

Two of the region’s most popular attractions are teaming up once again in August to offer visitors and residents a way to save while saluting America’s first president—and spymaster in chief—George Washington. Guests who visit both George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens and the International Spy Museum will save 50% off the ticket purchase at their second destination.


10 Years of SPY!

July 16, 2012

Since its opening in July 2002, the International Spy Museum has helped to shape the face of a vibrant new downtown DC. On 19 July 2012, the Museum will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in partnership with Georgetown Cupcakes. Spy-themed cupcakes and balloons will be distributed throughout the day to ticketed guests.


Uncover Top Secret Gifts For Grads and Dads

May 01, 2012

Begin and end your search for the perfect graduation and Father’s Day gifts this year at the International Spy Museum Store where the offerings are most definitely far from ordinary. Where to start? How about target practice in the morning with our Gun O’Clock Shooting Alarm Clock?


Moscow Nights at Spy Museum

April 30, 2012

On Friday, May 11th, the Museum is dedicating its Spy at Night experience to Moscow. The evening will feature a special dance and musical performance, the signature vodka cocktail From Russia with Love, and a former Major General of the KGB.



Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with SPY

February 28, 2012

This year, celebrate DC’s famous blooms with SPY. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, SPY is offering special Blossom-themed programming free-of-charge.


Spy at Night

February 03, 2012

The new and improved Spy at Night experience is now declassified at the International Spy Museum. On the second Friday of every month the Museum opens its doors for a special after-hours event from 6:00-11:00 PM. Spy at Night combines exclusive evening access to the permanent exhibit and immersive experience Operation Spy, expert tradecraft demonstrations, spy skill challenges, espionage-themed music, and a full bar!


Love a Spy

February 01, 2012

This February, take your love undercover at the International Spy Museum! The Museum has developed a package to spice up the romance at your next rendezvous.


Spy vs Spy Holiday Gifts

December 01, 2011

Espionage buffs, the impossible-to-shop-for, and avid fans of Antonio Prohia’s Spy vs Spy Cold War comic strip in MAD Magazine, can now find a unique and largely exclusive assortment of Spy vs Spy products at the International Spy Museum Store.


Stalin's Spies: New Artifacts

November 18, 2011

On Friday November 18th at 4:30PM, the International Spy Museum, in cooperation with the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, will host an event on Stalin-era espionage that will include the opportunity to view unique artifacts from the life of one of the Soviet Union’s most famous spies, Dimitri Bystrolyotov.