National Cryptologic Museum, Baltimore

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  • August 8, 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 ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    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 wa...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Lots of informative text panels on the history of cryptography as well as a variety of actual machinery and equipment on display that was used during the various wars in which the USA participated. Comfortable seating available in every room for fatigued visitors. The museum is free of charge with plenty of free parking and easily accessible from Route 32.
  • June 27, 2017
    This is the NSA museum. It was interesting going in there and seeing all the cryptography and encoding and decoding of years past. The guides there are all ex-NSA members so they have good knowledge of the stuff in the museum and can talk hours on it because it was there life.
  • March 31, 2017
    This place is rich with history. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and are willing to answer questions. If you're coming here to see the latest and greatest tech, don't bother. Most of the display items are legacy. Obviously they can't open up a museum to the public and show everyone current tech and methods. The museum is somewhat small but you'll find plenty inside to pique your interest.
  • May 11, 2017
    Thank you NSA for keeping America safe. We really have no idea how fortunate we are to have you stopping so many bad things from happening here. We appreciate it very much. Keep up the great work.
  • May 27, 2017
    Interesting for anyone interested in history of Cryptology. Wish it wasn't so close to the NSA buildings... It would have been better in place like DC on the national mall.

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