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National Cryptologic Museum

8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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Incredible learning experience

My expectations were low and it didn't seem it was going to be interesting. Bam! I learned how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
johndkohler1
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Encinitas, California
great little place with informative displays

I have been to this museum several times over the years and it keeps improving. The Enigma machine... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark H
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Laurel, Maryland
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A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“enigma machine” (34 reviews)
“code breaking” (16 reviews)
“code talkers” (7 reviews)
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8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
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+1 301-688-5849
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank jsugarma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I got older I found out that some of the history I learned in grade school and in college was wrong, 100% wrong. I like to find sources like this that will tell me the facts about what went on behind the history that...More

Thank CaptainJWcourt
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Provides a very thorough and informative review of events from WW II and the role of the enigma machine. Not to be missed.

2  Thank Theresa E
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Unless your a crypto nerd this museum is a bore. This is a history of how cryptologic intelligence evolved in the US and the men and women who have served and sacrificed for this country's security.

2  Thank rbrtwayland
Reviewed 8 August 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 a decoder wheel and got to decode various messages posted...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your review and for coming to the National Cryptologic Museum.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

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 read everything.

2  Thank DrumNDance
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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.
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