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Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover Building © Aude
J. Edgar Hoover Building © Aude

The FBI Experience, a self-guided tour, is open to the public and explores the Bureau's past and present. The tour takes visitors through crime laboratories and past displays of thousands of confiscated weapons and illegal items seized during narcotics operations. There are exhibits on crime fighting techniques and counterintelligence operations, as well as terrorism, agent training and famous cases. Due to security reasons, the tours are only available to US citizens and tours must be booked at least four weeks in advance with FBI clearance needed to enter the building. Those in search of espionage history should rather go to the nearby International Spy Museum.

Address: 935 Pennsylvania Avenue

Website: www.fbi.gov

Transport: Federal Triangle metro station

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.