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New International Spy Museum Update

"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 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 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.

Our new building will offer: 

  • Convenient location just two blocks from the National Mall (see map below)
  • Separate group entrance and dedicated motorcoach loading zone
  • Four all new, educational, and interactive themed exhibits
  • Increased classroom spaces
  • Changing exhibition space

Click here to watch the construction from South looking North.


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