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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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Between the movie the recent movie "The Imitation Game" and Mr. Snowden's reveal of top secret files, the museum has a relevance that it may not have enjoyed a few years ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Between the movie the recent movie "The Imitation Game" and Mr. Snowden's reveal of top secret files, the museum has a relevance that it may not have enjoyed a few years ago. Driving up is a hoot since it is located on the property of the NSA so you are greeted by people with no necks whose shirt buttons look... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place is really amazing! We only found out about it by passing signs on the highway on our way to and from Annapolis. When we looked it up and found out that it is free, we knew we had to check it out. It may be small compared to many of the museums in Baltimore or DC, but it... More 

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I would have never known about this museum if I hadn't been at the nearby NSA headquarters for meetings. I spent nearly two hours on a guided tour with a very knowledgeable docent and barely saw 1/4 of the exhibits. I'd like to return and spend more time..even a self-guided tour would be fine since the exhibits are labeled well.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 43 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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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 26 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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