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National Cryptologic Museum

8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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We all enjoyed learning about cryptology in American history. We listened to a tour guide and if we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
We're In On This Secret

I was looking for a place to spend a couple hours without having to go into DC, when I found this... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“code breaking” (16 reviews)
“code talkers” (7 reviews)
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8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 was good a lot of interesting artifacts and...More

1  Thank Pirak1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to spend a couple hours without having to go into DC, when I found this museum. I never knew it existed! I'm a puzzle person, so this was right up my alley. We had a great time learning about...More

1  Thank OurNCFamily
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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 actual Enigma machines. There is a...More

1  Thank mikez_nj
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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.

1  Thank dlwilson06
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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 history of cryptology perspective....More

1  Thank Istvan S
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Off the normal tourist route, this museum is full of "code talker" & encryption history. About 20 minutes south of Baltimore, the museum is free; takes donations. Suitable for younger visitors since it has many interactive, hands on stations. There is an actual cryptograph from...More

1  Thank NurseK12
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very interesting little museum. Learned a lot about cryptology and how much it may have influenced war activities and outcome! I would say for 3rd grade and up it is a marvelous place to visit and do hands on cryptology. The two classes who were...More

1  Thank ilsereynolds
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Most of us are somewhat aware of what Enigma and various code breaking machines have meant during war time. This museum expands the knowledge, starting in early American history and continuing to the modern era. Well put together display (except for a handful of really...More

1  Thank 54peg54
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Superb guided tour by guide Steve Groff. Not only did he explain what we were looking at (various cryptologic devices) but also told us why each one was significant in terms of American history. A mixed group of adults (40 to 80 year olds) but...More

1  Thank oldaeronaut
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We went with kids aged 9-15. They gave each kid a "code hunt" that kept them entertained. They got a prize at the end! Kids and adults enjoyed the museum. It took us 1 - 1.5 hours. There is a 45 minute video but we...More

1  Thank Amy R
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Maureen B
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Response from Jerandnanc | Reviewed this property |
I do not park busses but there seemed to be plenty of parking in their lot. The lot is adjacent to the museum.