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National Cryptologic Museum

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Address: 8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
Phone Number: 301-688-5849
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Description: A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.

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Great museum for those interested

Exceptional museum. Guides are former NSA employees, quite knowledgeable. If you are interested in this topic, this is a can't miss experience. I would go back any time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Exceptional museum. Guides are former NSA employees, quite knowledgeable. If you are interested in this topic, this is a can't miss experience. I would go back any time.

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San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My aunt recommended this museum since she was one of the cryptographers from WW2 who worked with the "bombe" (primitive computer) to break the enigma codes. We gladly went, but had a little problem with the signage directing us there; more signs would be better. We were also a little confused by the parking situation; seemed the parking was nearly... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you are a geek like me, then this is worth the visit. It costs nothing. It is a small building but has a lot to offer inside. Actual Enigma machine that works and you can use. I went thru it in an hour and a half (quick visit) but you could spend a good afternoon in there. It is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a bit out of the way if you are in DC but this was probably my favorite single stop in the DC area. This is a very old school museum in its design and for me that is a plus. We did a docent led tour as we were with a group and the docent seemed to know... More 

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East Setauket, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Secret World of Intelligence is detailed here with interactive displays and cipher technology from the 16th century to today. One section details the activity of spies during the Revolutionary War, especially General Washington's Culper Spy Ring, and allows visitors, especially children, to "Create Your Own Secret Cipher," "Hidden Message," "Invisible Ink Secrets," and "Make a Secret Code with a... More 

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Piedmont, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Definitely worth the visit. No charge for admission, donations are appreciated. Well designed museum displays and artifacts. Highlights include the seal donated by Russian schoolchildren during the Cold War, the Cray computers, and Enigma machines. To find it, you need to make a left right before reaching the NSA pylons (play chicken with the cars leaving the NSA compound!), and... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The real challenge with this place is getting there. I'm sure the NSA doesn't get hugely excited about visitors, but they could have done a nicer job of pointing people to the museum. My GPS seemed to be leading me elsewhere, so I followed signs from the highway that led to a parking lot (N-10). The lot seems to be... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This small and somewhat difficult to find (DO NOT turn in at the NSA gate or you will find yourself politely but firmly submitted to some scrutiny before being pointed in the right direction) is an absolutely gem. Although it's listed as being in Baltimore, it is south of Baltimore, much closer to Ft. Meade. The collection is wonderful and... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I used to live in Maryland and I basically always tried to drag people over here. I actually found that I liked going to the Cryptologic Museum even more than the International Spy Museum down in DC despite how flashy the latter is (of course, the Cryptologic Museum is free to enter so that helps...). Anyway, there's all kinds of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and some friends have urged me to go to this museum and it was well worth a visit. There is a lot of information on codes and ciphers and how they were used in different eras, especially in times of war. There are also profiles of key people involved in the field. We did a self-guided walk-through because... More 

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Additional Information about National Cryptologic Museum

Address: Address: 8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
Phone Number: 301-688-5849
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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