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Important Information
What is the child ticketing policy?

Child tickets are available for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

On which days does the tour operate?

Big Bus Tours Washington DC operates 364 Days a year as we are closed on 25th December.Occasionally, service may be affected by roadworks, city events, poor weather and other unpredictable circumstances.

Do I need to specify a date for travel?

No, you can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a 2-day ticket you must use it over consecutive days.

What is the food and drink policy?

No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Please feel welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles.


Big Bus operates wheelchair accessible vehicles that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that the upper deck on our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. Passengers with mobility requirements may not be able to access the upper deck of our buses. Big Bus cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.


To request a refund please follow the below instructions:

Please email your request to: refundsdc@bigbustours.com

Please include the following details: 

Customer name 
Customer email address 
Date of sale 
Order reference number 
The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.

Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is located at 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024.

Open daily from: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Is the Museum appropriate for children and school groups?
Yes! While children of all ages are welcome, those aged 10 and up will gain the most from the exhibitions. Children are encouraged to experience the interactive activities at the Museum marked on the Spy Guide.

The Museum's permanent exhibition and Museum Store are fully wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs may be borrowed at the Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at the Information Desk while using Museum wheelchairs. Elevators provide access to all floors and exhibits. All restrooms in the Museum complex are wheelchair accessible.

Wharf Boat Cruise

Travel along the Potomac River to see the city’s famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and more. The cruise is 45 minutes.

Enjoy the 45 Wharf Boat Cruise Wednesday – Sunday departing the Wharf between 11:45 am - 7:15 pm.

This water taxi offers direct routes between the Wharf, Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. Before you board the boat cruise you must get your printed ticket receipt from a Big Bus Representative. Take the printed Big Bus receipt to the Water Taxi ticket booth on the dock and they will assign your departure time. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to allow time for this.

Location: Dock: Transit Pier, 950 Wharf St SW (Pedestrian access only). Located between Blair Alley SW & 9th St SW. Drop-Off: 950 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC. Closest stop is Stop # 9 which is located at 800 Maine Ave SW (North-East corner of Maine Ave SW & 9th Street).


CAPACITY: We will be operating on a strictly limited capacity.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: All staff and guests should practice 6 ft. Social distancing at all times. interactives and theatres will be altered to maintain social distancing.
LINEAR FLOW: Separate Museum entrance (Main Lobby) and exit (Spy Store). Recommended one–way flow in exhibits.
TIME LIMIT: Recommended two–hour time limit for guests.
HAND SANITIZER: We encourage frequent hand washing and are providing hand sanitizer throughout the Museum, including in exhibit spaces and by specific interactives.
DOORS: Hallway doors will be propped open and bathroom foot–door openers installed.
INTERACTIVE: All guests will be given a stylus free of charge to use interactives.
SPY GUIDE: Online version available and encouraged. Maps self–serve only.
CLOSURES: Some interactives, like Hangtime and the Air Duct, have been modified for a contactless experience.
UNDERCOVER MISSION BADGE: No lanyard, self–serve only.

• We have adjusted the guest experience to ensure social distancing.
• Enhanced cleaning practices have been incorporated. Staff will follow CDC cleaning, training and disinfection guidelines, including purchase and use of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID–19. The Lobby, the Spy Store, and both floors of the exhibition have dedicated cleaning personnel.
• Our HVAC system has been adjusted to utilize 100% outside, fresh air.
• Individuals traveling with groups, experiencing COVID–19 related symptoms as described by the CDC, are asked to not visit the Museum.

Please visit spymuseum.org/covidsafety for latest intel.


Enjoy the famous monuments and memorials, beautiful parks and picturesque views atop a safe open air bus. Hop on and off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.  Our unique city tours stop at key points of interest all around spectacular Washington DC. Included with your Premium Ticket is General Admission to the International Spy Museum and a cruise on the Potomac with Wharf Sightseeing Cruises. Enjoy more with the Big Bus Premium Tour!

All guests ages 3+ must wear a mask when in the Spy Museum. Masks must cover the nose and mouth, be secured with ties or ear loops, and fit snugly against the face. Please visit spymuseum.org/covidsafety for latest intel.

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The International Spy Museum General Admission
Wharf River Cruise
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