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Coming Soon - Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza

SPY on us in 2019!

"The District of Columbia is very pleased to bring an expanded Spy Museum to L’Enfant Plaza—permanently. We are fortunate to be able to retain this important resource that was such a catalyst for new investment in Penn Quarter.” -DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The International Spy Museum is pleased to announce the construction of a new permanent home in Southwest Washington, DC. The landmark building will be a permanent cultural resource at L’Enfant Plaza in the nation’s capital when it is completed in 2019.

At 140,000 square feet, the new Museum will provide more than double the floor space of the existing building, at 800 F Street NW, and will include new resources for educational programming, a lecture hall/theater, and multifunction event space with sweeping views of DC.

The Malrite Company and JBG collaborated extensively on plans for the new 140,000-square-foot facility, which will sit directly in front of the glass atrium on the Plaza. Renowned London-based architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners created a design for the iconic building that will have a distinct and dynamic identity. Gallagher and Associates is the museum exhibition designer. Washington-based Hickok Cole Architects is the architect of record for the project.

Read our press release from June 2016 to learn more.

MUSEUM FEATURES:

  • Rotating Special Exhibitions
  • Increased Classroom Space
  • State-of-the-Art Theater
  • Dedicated bus staging area with exclusive group entrance
  • Steps from the L'Enfant Plaza Metro
  • One block from the National Mall and The Wharf

DISCOVER

Discover how the work of real spies shaped world history and continues to play a role today.

LISTEN

Listen to hear real stories from real spies. The Spy Museum works closely with former international intelligence leaders to deliver an authentic, unbiased experience.

UNCOVER

Uncover the tradecraft, motivation, tools, evolution, and impact of espionage throughout history and across the globe.

TEST

Test your own spy skills through RFID experiences, explore interactive exhibits and real tools of the trade.