Spies From Past to Present

April 17th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys

Did you know that there are an estimated 10,000 spies in DC? You never know who’s checking you out on the Metro these days, do you?

For a better idea, check out this video from the Voice of America. It’s an interview with International Spy Museum director Peter Earnest, founding Executive Director of the museum and former CIA member.

Want to see for yourself? Meet Peter Earnest, learn about the history of espionage, and check out some famous clandestine devices on our Spies and Spycraft tour in September 2009.

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One Response to “Spies From Past to Present”

  1. Jon - The DC Traveler Says:

    Love the site.

    Washington, DC has a rich history of espionage. There are dozens of famous locations in and around DC where notable event in spying history occurred.

    A couple notable spy locations include the Aldrich Ames lunch spot (Chadwicks on K Street), and the Georgetown bistro’s bathroom window where a Soviet double agent jumped out of after he decided to un-defect.

    The International Spy Museum is a great place to learn and enjoy for both kids and adults. But don’t forget the nearby National Cryptologic Museum at Ft. Meade in Maryland as well.

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