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National Cryptologic Museum

8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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Unique little known history ...but NOT in Baltimore

This listing and most of the reviews are confusing since this unique little FREE museum is located... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
luv2ride
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Maryland
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Hawaii Travellers visit the National Cryptologic Museum

I found about this through the AAA travel book. Was a little strange trying to get here as the road... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AkuByrd
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HONOLULU
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A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enigma machine” (37 reviews)
“code breaking” (16 reviews)
“code talkers” (8 reviews)
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8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This listing and most of the reviews are confusing since this unique little FREE museum is located 20-30 minutes South of Baltimore down Rt 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) at the intersection with MD Hwy 32. One you put the correct address (see the museum website...More

Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found about this through the AAA travel book. Was a little strange trying to get here as the road loops, but GPS will get you here. So interesting to learn about how breaking codes and such affects the tides of war.

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We two couples spent two and a half enjoyable hours learning about the history and people involved in both messaging by code and overcoming/code braking those same messages. If one enjoys history, foreign intrigue novels, math puzzles, or little known stories of unheralded achievers this...More

Thank patrick d
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We will surely pass it along to Jill, who is just one of our expert docents. We are hoping for a new museum in about two years if the funds can be collected. See the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

First, I have to admit that I'm an engineer and the topic of Cryptography and Cryptology has always been every interesting to me. That being said, our visit here was the highlight of my trip to the area. My wife and I were here to...More

2  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Hidden away (appropriate to its name?) on the NSA campus, without an address for your GPS, this place is worth the hunt. Your GPS will probably find it by the name. Parking is good and no entrance fee. Very friendly reception with free docent tours...More

Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My expectations were low and it didn't seem it was going to be interesting. Bam! I learned how important cryptology was from the War of Independence to the present. I learned how it is done and how it changed the outcome of the wars we...More

Thank johndkohler1
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks for your thoughtful review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit learning about the history of code making and code breaking!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I have been to this museum several times over the years and it keeps improving. The Enigma machine is the highlight of the tour, but all the displays are top-notch. There is adequate parking and for a 1 or 2 hour stop, it is well...More

Thank Mark H
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks for visiting. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Was super excited to visit this museum but upon arrival I found the museum extremely confusing to navigate. Not to mention the fact that there was 3 tours going on at one time I was unable to read the panels or hear myself thinkMore

Thank Abomb23
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit as much as we would have liked. Yes, we do get busy at times. Did you know the building that we now call the National Cryptologic Museum was once...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Don't trust your GPS to get you here. Mine sent me to the wrong building with some interesting results! Once I found the museum, it appeared quite small. It isn't. For WWII geeks you can touch a genuine ENIGMA machine and get a detailed description...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We happened upon this gem of a museum because of a highway sign. It sounded intriguing, and we were so glad that we stopped. The museum isn't large, but it is filled with fascinating objects and displays. It would interest history buffs, those interested in...More

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Maureen B
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I do not park busses but there seemed to be plenty of parking in their lot. The lot is adjacent to the museum.
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