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National Cryptologic Museum

8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701
+1 301-688-5849
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Really great visit!

This is a small museum, but a unique experience and worth a visit! The displays are well planned... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Becky N
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Unexpected Treasure

My family and I had a few hours to kill before our flight home from Baltimore. We were in the area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phelps19
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A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“enigma machine” (39 reviews)
“code breaking” (16 reviews)
“code talkers” (9 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 yesterday via mobile

This is a small museum, but a unique experience and worth a visit! The displays are well planned and interesting - it’s a detailed place and one could spend hours here really digging into the history of code making and breaking. The reading room is...More

Thank Becky N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I had a few hours to kill before our flight home from Baltimore. We were in the area so we decided to visit. It was very informative and interesting. Best of all, there’s no enterance fee. You get to see an original...More

Thank Phelps19
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So, maybe not the trendiest place to go. But it's an interesting museum, and you won't be like, "Man I wish I didn't go." You could spend an hour, or 3 depending on your interest. The best part, of course, are the 2 enigma machines...More

Thank 42Puzzles
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is really an enjoyable museum. Really an overload of information available. A retired worker was giving a talk about the enigma machine to a group of students and I listen in. Very interesting. I think it is a must see.

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visited this hidden gem last Saturday. Hard to find a free activity this good! Steven was our host and did a superb job of explaining the role cryptology has played in key events in US history. He demonstrated the perfect blend of knowledge and...More

3  Thank Jack-Diane-NewBloom
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Really cool museum on a subject that never really gets attention. It’s free and very kid friendly. Can be very quick or longer depending on your speed. It’s really worth a trip.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were in town to do some research and stopped by the museum for a break. Docents are excellent, very knowledgable. Lots of interesting facts and items in the exhibits. Well worth the stop.

Thank Cruising2by2
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Anyone who is interested in our nation's secrets should visit the National Cryptologic Museum. Such fascinating displays and information.

Thank carolmissy66
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Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for coming to the museum and appreciating its unique story on American history and its artifacts.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The museum and parking are free. Docents are friendly and helpful. Great variety of spy stuff, some of which visitors can actually use - like the enigma machines. Convenient location from both DC and Baltimore. I will visit again.

Thank Ronald A
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Cryptologic_Museum, Public Relations Manager at National Cryptologic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you coming back.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is a great resource for learning the history of codes and cyphers and spies through the ages. We were able to take a guided tour that lasted about 90 minuets. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer our questions.

Thank ChuckHankKy
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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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