National Cryptologic Museum, 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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  • 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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