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CIA Museum: Inform, Instruct, Inspire.
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CIA Museum

Inform, Instruct, Inspire

The CIA Museum supports the Agency’s operational, recruitment, and training missions and helps visitors better understand CIA and the contributions it makes to national security. The museum’s staff works with presidential libraries and other major museums and institutions for display in public exhibitions. These collaborations help promote a wider understanding of the craft of intelligence and its role in the American experience.

The CIA Museum’s collection includes material associated with the CIA’s predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services; foreign intelligence organizations; and the CIA itself. The collection includes clothing, equipment, weapons, insignia, and other memorabilia that serve as tangible testimony to the Agency’s history. Many of the objects the museum holds were designed, manufactured, and used specifically for intelligence operations.

All artifacts have been declassified by the appropriate officials for public viewing. Please note that because the Museum is located on the CIA compound, it is not open to the public for tours.

Visit our CIA Museum virtual tour.



Posted: Apr 19, 2007 03:05 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2008 09:37 AM
Last Reviewed: May 29, 2008 03:02 PM