National Cryptologic Museum, Baltimore

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National Cryptologic Museum is located in Baltimore. Use our Baltimore road trip planning site to visit National Cryptologic Museum on your trip to Baltimore, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The museum is very educational, and seemingly fun for children. I did not attend with children, but they had a scavenger hunt for them, which allowed them to navigate around the museum and answer ques...  more »
  • This odd little museum is a hidden gem just off the Parkway near Severn, Maryland. See a real Enigma machine, learn all about spys and counter spying, and see what goes into intelligence operations. N...  more »
  • Tag along and I visted on Friday December 15th. A warm and interesting place on a cold and snowing day. A great history of the encryption of communication and methods interceptions and breaking of ene...  more »
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  • It took me almost 10 years to finally make it here. This is indeed an amazing museum especially if your a crypto nerd. They have enigma machines you can actually use and touch. I highly recommend you take you time and spend as much time as you can at this museum. Hope you all have a great time. I sure did.
  • This is a great museum and everyone should check it out. It is completely free! It has a lot of cool info about the history of cryptology and it's right by Fort Meade. It's a great way to kill an hour or two and a little interesting thing to see.
  • Very interesting and informative museum regarding the history of code making and code breaking. Many hands on exhibits. A special effort has been made to create a child friendly environment. Small enough to see everything in 2 hours. Very friendly staff.
  • Very interesting displays of the history of cryptology. You can learn a lot about how it was used in the wars, and how cryptology is used in the recent past. Very educational.
  • Amazing exhibits on the wonderful world of cryptology that you won't find elsewhere in the Baltimore/D.C. metro area.

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