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Review of National Cryptologic Museum

National Cryptologic Museum
Ranked #30 of 224 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“COOL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

It has so many neat things about the history of codes. I foudn it very interesting. You can spend a whole day there.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews
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“Small museum packed with history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have visited the Cryptologic Museum serveral times over the last 15 years and always see something new. There are many displays of cryptology going back several hundred years, including some hands-on displays. Cryptologic history isn't well known yet it has had world changing effects. Well worth a couple hours.

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San Diego, CA
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257 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Even some locals don't know this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a one of a kind. About 15 min from airport, so if you have extra time swing by. They have all these old machines used by spies for encoding. Museum is free. very good historical info. Make the time to swing by. They even have activities for kids

Visited August 2012
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Eldersburg, Maryland
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cool Stuff Connected to Cryptography”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

There's lots of cool stuff here connected to cryptography and neat stories about how codes were used throughout history. It's a fairly unique place, but if you're into codes or history, then this might be the place for you.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

This museum takes you through the history of cryptology (code breaking). Anyone interested in history - either United States history or World History - would find something here to fascinate them. The museum comes pretty close to recent history (as much as you can without giving anything away). There are even interactive displays - it is even good for kids (not younger than 3rd grade or so, probably). There is a gift shop with some really neat items to remember the trip.

Visited December 2011
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