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Stop # 3 The National Archives will be closed both Saturday and Sunday all day for a filming project.

Please expect delays and reroutes around the filming area all weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience but this is event is beyond our control.

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International Spy Museum

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international spy museum in Washington DC

Is there really such a thing as invisible ink? Is someone watching you through a camera in their buttonhole? For answers to these questions and a million other secrets about the fascinating world of spying, stop by the International Spy Museum. Discover the truth and myths about microdots and invisible ink, buttonhole cameras and submarine recording systems. Examine bugs of all sizes and kinds, and ingenious disguise techniques developed by Hollywood for the CIA. Trace the history of 50 years of spy technology, developed by agencies from the OSS to the KGB.

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Interactive exhibits, lectures and films uncover the realities behind some the world’s most famous and interesting espionage cases. The only museum of its kind in the United States, the International Spy Museum is a captivating experience for people of all ages. Come explore and expect the unexpected and find out if you have what it takes to be a spy.

See over 200 spy gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles, and technologies.

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