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 cultural resource at L’Enfant Plaza in the nation’s capital when it is completed in spring 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 multi-function 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. Powerful slopped columns, folded metal panel skin, and a pleated glass veil, all emphasizing: “hidden in plain sight." Gallagher and Associates is the museum exhibition designer. Washington-based Hickok Cole Architects is the architect of record for the project, with Clark Construction leading the building charge as the general contractor. 

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  • 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
  • Conveniently located between the National Mall and The Wharf

With interactive exhibitions and state-of-the-art installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts, the new Museum places visitors in the shoes of the spies, agents, analysts and world leaders who make life-and-death decisions.