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National Cryptologic Museum, Baltimore

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  • 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 actu...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.