National Cryptologic Museum, Baltimore

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#11 of 30 in Museums in Baltimore
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  • This is a great museum next to the NSA. I especially enjoyed the exhibit where one can write in invisible ink. My brother says this museum has better exhibits in secret agencies than the Spy Museum. U...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Staff was very nice and helpful. Museum was more than I hoped for while being today and entertaining. I wish I could have spent more time here
  • One of the hidden gems around DC area! It was great to see and hear about the history behind other code breaking machines like Engima. Docents are quite helpful, and they provide a very good overview about the devices here. Museum is relatively much smaller in size (compared to the Smithsonians in DC) - you can cover most of it within a few hours. Definitely worth visiting.
  • Tricky to reach around the security, however that best set the tone for the topic. Mostly static, but creative displays with some interactivity. Worth a detour.
  • So much history. It is very interesting. Friendly staff. It is so amazing to be so close to the National Security Agency and be able to see all of the secrets and history behind how our nation is kept safe at a national level.
  • A must see for all nerds and lovers of code making and breaking, math, computers, and history. Watching my children play with an authentic enigma was a real treat. The U.S. Navy Bombe used to crack the 4-rotor enigma is a great piece of history. My astronaut-wannabe 5 yr old loved the NASA secure comms console so much he sat there playing pretend until we had to peel him away as we were leaving.
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