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National Cryptologic Museum

8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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cryptology and the enigma machine

Provides a very thorough and informative review of events from WW II and the role of the enigma... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theresa E
Odenton, Maryland
NSA Crypto History Museum

Unless your a crypto nerd this museum is a bore. This is a history of how cryptologic intelligence... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Odenton, Maryland
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A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Provides a very thorough and informative review of events from WW II and the role of the enigma machine. Not to be missed.

2  Thank Theresa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless your a crypto nerd this museum is a bore. This is a history of how cryptologic intelligence evolved in the US and the men and women who have served and sacrificed for this country's security.

2  Thank rbrtwayland
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This museum is about halfway between Baltimore and Washington DC, about 15 minutes from our hotel near BWI airport. We enjoyed spending about an hour there. They had a nice kid activity where you got a decoder wheel and got to decode various messages posted...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your review and for coming to the National Cryptologic Museum.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went with a cryptologic expert who was able to explain so much to us. I was so impressed with the amount of material the museum had on display. Definitely takes around 2 hours- more if you like to read everything.

2  Thank DrumNDance
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed learning about cryptology in American history. We listened to a tour guide and if we were to come again we would book a tour to get the most information. Otherwise a self guided tour was good a lot of interesting artifacts and...More

2  Thank Pirak1
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I was looking for a place to spend a couple hours without having to go into DC, when I found this museum. I never knew it existed! I'm a puzzle person, so this was right up my alley. We had a great time learning about...More

2  Thank OurNCFamily
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I stopped by here on a whim when I saw the sign off of 95N. This is a nice little museum with a very knowledgable tour guide, and all sorts of cryptologic history. My favorite part was playing on actual Enigma machines. There is a...More

1  Thank mikez_nj
Reviewed 9 June 2017

My husband and I try to make this a stop each time we are near Washington, DC. It's a true hidden gem that is very informative with encryption/code history.

2  Thank dlwilson06
Reviewed 3 June 2017

First of all the museum is not in Baltimore MD, it is in Fort Meade, MD. We stopped here by accident on the way to New York from DC, but found the museum to be very interesting and entertaining from a history of cryptology perspective....More

2  Thank Istvan S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Off the normal tourist route, this museum is full of "code talker" & encryption history. About 20 minutes south of Baltimore, the museum is free; takes donations. Suitable for younger visitors since it has many interactive, hands on stations. There is an actual cryptograph from...More

2  Thank NurseK12
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Maureen B
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Response from Jerandnanc | Reviewed this property |
I do not park busses but there seemed to be plenty of parking in their lot. The lot is adjacent to the museum.