Pros: Interesting exhibits, fire arms demonstration
Cons: Possibly a long wait, long tour
I recently went to Washington, D.C. for a week in June with a tour of 30 to 40 people. If possible, I would recommend getting reservations for the FBI Tour if you have a large group. We had to wait about an hour because our group was so large, and waiting is not something you want to do on vacation!
Once finally inside, a tour guide rushes you through several exhibits. It would have been more enjoyable if we were not rushed because the exhibits were truly interesting. Some discussed types of counterfeiting, gangsters, terrorism, drugs, etc. The most fascinating exhibit was on drugs. The FBI owns a dog cage that was made from cocaine. The guide explains that the cage was constructed, smuggled into another country, and melted down to separate the cocaine from the plastic material.
Next, you wait again; this time for the fire arms demonstration. An FBI agent shoots a few different fire arms, including a machine gun, and then answers questions. This was exciting, but the loud noises may be scary for young children, especially infants.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime tour, but for some it may seem like it takes a lifetime! It's definitely over an hour, so if you are in a hurry, I would not recommend this tour.