Press Releases


Operation George Washington

August 02, 2011

Your Mission: Uncover the Secret Side to the Father of our Country this August at Mount Vernon and the International Spy Museum!


A Spy’s Eye View of the Civil War

June 08, 2011

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in 2011, the International Spy Museum will highlight the significant role espionage played during the War that divided a Nation.


SPY Welcomes New Historian

August 23, 2010

The International Spy Museum has welcomed an experienced intelligence analyst, author, and scholar as the organization’s new historian. Mark Stout has 13 years in intelligence, including time spent with both the CIA and the State Department.


Spy in the City- Sly Fox

June 22, 2010

This summer the International Spy Museum (SPY) again takes the lead in providing a truly interactive visitor experience with the launch of a second mission on the groundbreaking GPS- guided Spy in the City®.


SPY Hosts DCPS Scholarship Awards

May 11, 2010

The International Spy Museum (SPY) will host DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, on Thursday May 27 as she presents 10 ten-year-old fourth and fifth graders with $2,000 scholarship grants towards their college education through the 17th Annual 10 Who Are 10 Awards Competition. The 2010 creative theme, “Let’s Move it Monday,” focuses on the importance of healthy eating in schools.


Come See The New SPY!

January 26, 2010

The Museum is pleased to announce the addition of new rare artifacts, some on display for a limited time only.


Weapons of Mass Disruption

October 02, 2009

On October 2, 2009, the International Spy Museum will unveil Weapons of Mass Disruption, a new gallery showing how a team of cyber spies, terrorists, or criminals, armed with weapons no more sophisticated than common laptops, can turn power lines into battle lines.


SPY Welcomes 5 Millionth Visitor

September 01, 2009

The International Spy Museum (SPY) welcomed its 5 millionth visitor over the Labor Day weekend. Since its opening in July 2002, the Museum has helped to shape the vibrant new face of downtown DC. The Museum continues to be a cornerstone in the Penn Quarter redevelopment and a must-see for Washingtonians and visitors worldwide.


Spy in the City

June 01, 2009

The International Spy Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Spy in the City™, a new GPS-based interactive experience, for individuals or small groups. Participants embark on a series of exciting self-guided outdoor missions using espionage tradecraft and intelligence collection activities.


THEA Award 2009

March 07, 2009

Each year the Themed Entertainment Association, a worldwide nonprofit association representing the creators of compelling places and experiences, selects representatives who can publicly exemplify the highest standards of excellence and achievement in the industry. The Nominating Committee evaluated more than 120 nominations to select the final slate of 17 recipients including: the International Spy Museum’s Operation Spy, The Newseum, and The National Museum of the Marine Corps.