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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.

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What a wonderful place to visit!

This is a fascinating place to visit. There's so much to take in and interact with here that you can't take in with just one visit. The docents are very knowledgeable and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating place to visit. There's so much to take in and interact with here that you can't take in with just one visit. The docents are very knowledgeable and their stories are great. And it's FREE!

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San DIego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum is adjacent to National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade (near Baltimore) Maryland. It has many artifacts that capture dramatic moments that gave the US the edge in cryptology and national defense. The museum is free and can be seen in 60-90 minutes. It is interesting to children from age 8 through adults. It is fascinating to take... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As an Army Security Agency veteran of Vietnam this museum had special significance. The Army Security Agency (ASA) was involved in Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and worked with other spook agencies. With less than 5,000 ASA people in Vietnam at anytime we remained in the shadows - which was our goal. There was a significant amount of information on ASA and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Museum is small, but it is easy to get to if you are driving from DC to NYC or Philly. Worth a quick stop. The tour is about 90 minutes, and can be interesting BUT can also be a bit on the technical side. If you have the time take the tour, otherwise it is easy to self-tour the museum.... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Cryptologic Museum tells a story behind some of history's military operations that is not well known. It is near the National Security Agency and represents the value of their Mission.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This museum had a lot of interesting artifacts in it. The museum itself is free, but you need to come when it is open and they are open a very limited amount of time. Make sure to check ahead of time! They also offer guided tours for free- take them up on it! You will definitely get more out of... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about National Cryptologic Museum

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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